Collaboration in education, training and youth is covered by Article 78 and Protocol 31 to the EEA Agreement. The Working Group on Education, Training and Youth follows EU’s policies and initiatives in these fields.
The European Education Area is the EU’s vision for enabling all young people to benefit from the best education and training and to find employment across Europe. It shall be implemented through several policy initiatives by 2025.
Erasmus+ (2014 – 2020), the EU Framework Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport, is the main financial instrument boosting skills and employability, as well as modernising education, training, and youth work. EEA EFTA States have participated in the programme. Preparations for the Erasmus+ 2021-2027 are ongoing.