Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Ceisteanna (108)

Catherine Connolly


108. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the details of all bilateral meetings to date in 2019 that he has had with his EU counterparts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40928/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I have had bilateral meetings with my counterparts from the following countries to date in 2019:

- Germany

- Finland

- United Kingdom

- Croatia

I have also met with the European Commissioner for Education and Culture.

These meetings focused on EU education cooperation including European Universities networks and Erasmus+, Brexit issues and preparations and bilateral general education policy cooperation between our countries. I also used these opportunities to express Ireland's gratitude for the continued support of our EU colleagues on Brexit issues including the backstop and North-South cooperation.