Erasmus+ constitutes one of the most relevant EU contributions showing clear value and benefits for citizens’ lives. 2017 marked the 30 anniversary of the Erasmus+ Programme. The second event in theCEPS-British Council Lunchtime Policy Dialogue Series will be dedicated to the future relations between the EU and the UK on students exchange programmes.
Special attention was given to key issues and challenges pertaining to the EU-UK partnership on Erasmus+. The event provided a unique opportunity to take stock of the facts and figures concerning the main achievements and results of Erasmus+ both for the UK and the EU.
The departure of the UK from the EU can be expected to profoundly affect the exact modalities and practical arrangements for people-to-people exchanges and higher education institutions cooperation. The event addressed the effects and main risks that non-UK involvement in Erasmus+ may have, in terms of exchange of ‘best practice’ and future strategic partnerships.
The Policy Meeting also looked at and explored possible options and scenarios for future cooperation available, and ways to strengthen existing Erasmus+ partnerships in light of the uncertainty left by BREXIT, with the view of building robust partnerships that would benefit higher education institutions and students in the long term.
You can now dowload the Proceedings Brief of the Meeting HERE
Watch our interviews below to have a clearer understanding of the discussions that took place.
CEPS/British Council Lunchtime Policy Dialogues – João Pinto on the importance of Erasmus+ for the EU and the UK
CEPS/British Council Lunchtime Policy Dialogues – Thomas Jørgensen on the need for continued collaboration of the UK and the EU in Science and Research
CEPS/British Council Lunchtime Policy Dialogues – Isabell Majewsky Anderson on the importance of maintaining student mobility between the UK and the EU
CEPS/British Council Lunchtime Policy Dialogues – Isabell Majewsky Anderson addresses the Brexit negotiators on Erasmus+
CEPS/British Council Lunchtime Policy Dialogues – João Bacelar addresses the Brexit negotiators on Erasmus+