EU plans to double Erasmus student funding
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani said still more could be done to invest in Europe’s youth and a cohesive EU. “Erasmus funds must be tripled to ensure the largest possible number of young people benefit from this extraordinary opportunity,” he remarked.
Priorities for the next #Erasmus prog. by @TNavracsicsEU— ESN International (@ESN_Int) May 30, 2018
➡️Double budget of 30bln €
➡️More inclusive, open & international
➡️More accessible to people from disadvantaged backgrounds ➡️Expanding to more sectors such as #VET
➡️A key in building the education higher area pic.twitter.com/CUwZSGTlvC
“I am very proud that this Commission has proposed to double the budget for Erasmus – this is by far the biggest increase for any programme in the EU budget we have tabled,” said Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.
“And we need to be bold: this programme will support the big ambitions we have for empowering young people, building a European Education Area and strengthening European identity. I call on Member States and the European Parliament to support us and make sure we invest in our most precious resource: people.”
Read more from Erasmus+ on the next steps for the programme.