The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (EYCS) Council brings together Ministers responsible for education, culture, youth, the media, communication and sport. It’s actual composition depends on the items for discussion. As the areas covered by this Council configuration fall mainly within the remit of member states, the role of the EYCS is therefore to encourage the cooperation between them. Generally, Ireland is represented at these meetings by Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn TD.
For more information, please see: http://www.eu2013.ie/events/event-items/meetingofeducationyouthcultureandsporteycs-20130215/