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Vassiliou backs Lithuanian EU Presidency's push for education and youth

Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will visit Lithuania on 5-10 September to support the Lithuanian EU Presidency's push to ensure that quality education and opportunities for young people are at the top of the political agenda. During her visit, Commissioner Vassiliou will open the EU Youth Conference with Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of Lithuania, and the 'European Higher Education in the World' Conference with Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius.

On 5 September, the Commissioner will take part in the Presidency conference in Vilnius on European Higher Education in the World. The discussion will focus on the European Commission's new strategy on internationalisation in higher education which calls for bolder measures to strengthen cooperation and mobility across the EU’s borders to enhance the quality of higher education and contribute to job creation and innovation.

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