From a bigger budget to more opportunities for disadvantaged people. Parliament’s culture and education committee are suggesting new priorities for the next Erasmus+ programme.

On 20 February, Parliament’s culture and education committee voted to support the next  Erasmus+ programme for 2021-2027 but also suggested measures to improve it further. MEPs proposed to triple the budget and ensure there are more co-funding and cooperation with other European programmes. They also called for the introduction of centers of vocational excellence, international centers providing quality vocational training so that people can develop useful skills in key sectors.

Members are also keen to have more people who are disadvantaged participate. Special support should include language training, administrative support or e-learning opportunities;

On 5 February the culture committee voted in favor of continuing existing mobility schemes between the UK and the EU should the country leave without a deal.

Find out about the bigger, more inclusive and more forward-looking programme envisioned for the future.…/the-future-of-erasmus-more-…