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Friday, May 11, 2012

First agreement on the contents of the programme Erasmus for All

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The European Ministers for Education reached an agreement on the contents of Erasmus for all programme. Planned for the period 2014 - 2020, this EU’s new education, youth and sport programme aims at improving educational and training possibilities abroad.   

Citizens and institutions can look forward to even better opportunities for taking part in an education programme, a teacher’s exchange or an internship abroad. This is the objective of EU’s new education and youth programme, Erasmus for All. On Friday 11 May 2012, the Danish EU Presidency led by Minister for Children and Education, Christine Antorini, managed to reach a first agreement on the programme among EU’s Ministers for Education.

Erasmus for All was at the top of the agenda at today’s Council Meeting on Education and Youth. The ministers supported the Danish Presidency’s proposed compromise on the programme, which is meant to strengthen mobility, cooperation and policy development between institutions and organisations within the field of education and youth – in and outside Europe.

Erasmus for All covers, among other programmes, the Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action programmes. It will also cover new activities within the field of sport. The new programme focuses on strengthening internationalisation and European cooperation within institutions and organisations. A decision on the budget will be taken later, as the programme is part of EU’s multiannual financial framework. The final version is to be negotiated with the European Parliament. The new programme is scheduled to come into force in 2014.

Source :  Danish presidency of the European Union 2012

More information  European Commission website on Erasmus for All


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