EUCIS-LLL statement against the inclusion of Education at the TTIP

TTIPEuropean Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL) had published a paper ( EUCIS-LLL Position Paper Why Education should be excluded from TTIP ) exposing the reasons why they consider the education has to be left aside in the negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) as well as these negotiations might be open up to the public domain. On their own words, “EUCIS-LLL thus wants to firmly underline that education is a public good and asks the European Commission and the Member States to exclude education from the negotiations”.

Thanks to the support of the European Civil Society Platform for Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL), all Members of the CULT Committee were addressed ahead of the votes, and finally a broad majority voted in favour of an exclusion “of all educational services which work on a non-profit-basis and/or receive public funding to any degree or state support in any form.”