Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Ceisteanna (108)

Catherine Connolly

Ceist:

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.