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Decision setting up the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency for the management of Community action in the fields of education, audiovisual and culture in application of Council Regulation (EC) No 58/2003 (2009/336/EC), repealing Decision 2005/56/EC.

Fully operational from the 1st of January 2006, the Executive Agency operates under supervision from its three parent Directorates-General of the European Commission:

- Education and Culture (DG EAC),
- Communication (DG COMM) and
- EuropeAid Development and Cooperation (DG DEVCO).

Its role is to manage European funding opportunities and networks in the fields of education and training, citizenship, youth, audiovisual and culture.

More information about the EACEA legal background on the EACEA documents register.

Which programmes are managed by the Agency?

The Agency's mandate covers a variety of Europe- and worldwide opportunities for organisations, professionals and individuals, at all ages and stages of life.

Seven key Community programmes have been partly or fully delegated to the EACEA: Lifelong Learning, Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Culture, Youth in Action, Europe for Citizens and Media, as well as several international Cooperation Agreements in the field of higher education.

The programme strands managed by the Agency are all centralised and support technical projects, which do not imply making political decisions.

  • Overview: Programmes and actions delegated to the Executive Agency


1/ The Agency is responsible for most management aspects of the programmes, including:

  • drawing up conditions and guidelines for funding opportunities;
  • evaluating applications, selecting projects and signing project agreements;
  • financial management;
  • contacts with beneficiaries;
  • monitoring of projects (intermediate and final reports, and controls);
  • on-site project visits.

2/ Information and support to applicants and beneficiaries

3/ Dissemination and exploitation of projects' results

4/ Contribution to European Knowledge and expertise
The Agency is responsible for the management of Eurydice, the Network on Education systems and policies in Europe. Eurydice website
The Agency contracts studies, through public calls for tenders, on subjects relevant to the Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship programmes. More about ongoing calls for tender

Organisational setup

The agency is composed of 10 operational units and 3 horizontal units:

Download as PDF:  Organigram

Look for all contacts and the location of the Agency on the EACEA contacts page.

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