Calls for ERASMUS+ to stay

Scotland must find a way for Erasmus+, the EU education and training programme, to continue after Brexit, says the Scottish Parliament’s European and External Relations Committee.

Reflecting the concerns raised by Youthlink Scotland and others around the EU Withdrawal Bill, MSPs have now stated that thousands of young people, volunteers, teachers and students from a range of backgrounds stand to lose out if the UK Government cannot, or will not, negotiate the UK’s continued participation in the scheme beyond 2020.

The Committee says Scotland must therefore look for alternative ways for its participation in the programme to continue after Brexit.

Read the report here: https://sp-bpr-en-prod-cdnep.azureedge.net/published/CTEERC/2018/3/14/Erasmus-/CTEERS052018R1.pdf

Read about the Keep Erasmus+ Campaign here: https://www.youthlinkscotland.org/press/keep-erasmus-plus/

 

 

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