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UK: campaign has been launched to back Erasmus programmme

UK: campaign has been launched to back Erasmus programmme
Flaggen Großbritanniens und der Europäischen Union an einem Fahnenmast. BildImage: Elionas2 / pixabay.com

The National Youth Agency (NYA), alongside bodies such as the National Union of Students (NUS) and YouthLink Scotland are lobbying the government to continue its commitment to Erasmus+ once the UK leaves the EU in April 2019.

The move follows months of uncertainty over the European exchange programme which has helped around 600,000 UK participants to study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad since it began 30 years ago.

The aim of the Keep Erasmus+ campaign was for the UK to find its own unique model of participation in the programme such as countries like Iceland, Norway and Turkey - currently not EU members - who still participate as partners.

It estimates that the programme will have delivered £800m of benefits to the UK over the six-year period from 2014 to 2020.

You can follow the campaign on Twitter via #keeperasmusplus

Source: Children & Young People Now

Posted by: Katrin Schauer

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