E+ Programme, Parliament, Budget

On Wednesday 20th February, Parliament's Culture and Education Committee voted to support the next Erasmus+ Programme for 2021-2027 and suggested measures to improve it further. MEPs proposed to triple the budget and ensure there is more co-funding and cooperation with other European programmes.

The Rapporteur suggested to increase the budget for the new Erasmus+ to 45 billion Euros. This amount would allow to develop three big new initiatives: European Universities, Centres of Vocational Excellence and DiscoverEU activities.

The enlarged budget will also upgrade the existing components of the programme: mobility’s improvement for school children, adults, sports coaches and young athletes as well as increased language-learning opportunities. The new Erasmus will be easier to use and more accessible for all European citizens, regardless of their socio-economic background. At the same time, funds for vocational education, adults, schools and sport will also be raised.

In the context of this new Erasmus+, last 5th February Commissioner Navracsics and Serbian Minister for Education, Science and Technological Development, Mladen Šarčević, signed an agreement upgrading Serbia's participation in the Erasmus+ Programme. Serbia is now officially a new Erasmus+ programme country with the same footing of the EU Member States, being in the same position than Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.



Feb 28, 2019 By admin