Informal meeting of education, youth, culture and sport ministers on culture (EYCS): Media Advisory


The informal meeting of EU Ministers responsible for Culture will take place in Sofia on 28 February 2018 under the motto “Culture – an inclusive value for the EU”.

The meeting will be chaired by the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria Mr Boil Banov. It will be attended by Mr Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, and Ms Petra Kammerevert, President of the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education.



28 February 2018 | Wednesday

8:30 – 9:30            Arrivals and handshake

9:30 – 11:00          Working session I

The session will address the following questions: How can we work better together with colleagues from different policy areas to enhance culture as a factor for strengthening the sense of belonging to Europe? What concrete actions at Member State and EU level could bring added value?

11:00 – 11:15       Family photo

11:30 – 13:00       Working session II

The topic of the session will be: How can we harness the energy and potential of young people in preserving and developing European values through culture?

13:10 – 13:30       Press conference


Accreditation information

Accredited journalists can pick up their badges on Monday, 26 February, at the Registration Desk at Entrance B-2 of the National Palace of Culture between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.  Members of the press arriving in Sofia on the day of the event will be able to get their badges at the same entrance upon their arrival at the National Palace of Culture. Only accredited members of the press will have access to the National Palace of Culture.


Photos and videos

All media opportunities during the event (doorstep statements, handshake, roundtable, press conference) will be streamed live on the Website of the Bulgarian Presidency. Throughout the day, photos and videos will be uploaded in the Photo and Video sections of the Website. All official photos from the event are also available for download in high resolution on the Flickr account of the Bulgarian Presidency. Videos can be downloaded from Vimeo.


Press contacts

In Sofia:               Veselin Jelev, [email protected], +359 883 990 247

In Brussels:          Elitsa Zlateva, [email protected], +32 476 996 634

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