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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Council adopts Erasmus + !

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News It is the turn of the Council to adopt the new programme for training, education, youth and sport Erasmus + with a budget of €14,7 billion euro.



The European Commission welcomes the Council's adoption today of Erasmus+, the EU's new programme for education, training, youth and sport, with a budget of €14.7 billion over the next seven years - 40% higher than current levels. The Council adoption follows the European Parliament's overwhelming vote in favour of the new programme on 19 November and fully endorses the text voted by it.

Erasmus+ brings together the EU's support for education, training and youth into a single programme (previously seven separate programmes), as well as including funding for sport for the first time.

Erasmus+ will support learning opportunities abroad both within the EU and beyond. In the field of sport, the focus will be on grassroots initiatives and tackling cross-border challenges such as match-fixing, doping, violence and racism. The final signature by the European Parliament and the Council is foreseen on 11 December. The Erasmus+ programme will enter into force in January 2014.


Source :  Press Unit - Europa


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