Interview with Jones, Hywel Ceri

From the The European Commission 1986-2000. Memories of an institution Collection

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Recorded in 06 May 2016 London
Interview by Antonio Varsori in English

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During this interview, Mr Jones discussed the following topics:
- entering the European Commission;
- his role in the Task Force for Human Resources, Education and Training;
- the Erasmus programme;
- involving countries from former Communist Europe in the EU’s educational programmes;
- Jacques Delors’ attitude towards education and training;
- his relations with the Commissioners;
- the Commission’s relationship with Cedefop;
- the Action Jean Monnet;
- his relations with the European Parliament;
- Delors and the principle of shared responsibility;
- his main goals and challenges in DGV: Employment, Social Affairs and Education;
- reforming the European Social Funds;
- opening the range of social policy questions to civil society;
- relations between DG V and the trade unions and employers;
- the European social model;
- the creation of the Bureau for Lesser used Languages;
- Romano Prodi’s reform;
- the Commission’s way of working.

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