European Commission

As the National Agency for the Erasmus+ programme in Ireland, the HEA works in close conjunction with the the Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC). The DG EAC executive branch of the European Union is responsible for policy on education, culture,youth, languages, and sport. DG EAC  supports these issues through a variety of projects and programmes, notably Erasmus+. It is led by a Commissioner, Tibor Navracsics, and a Director General, Martine Reicherts, who report to the European Parliament.