The Future of EU-UK Partnerships on Higher Education and Student Mobility

Lunchtime Policy Dialogue Series, co-organised by CEPS and the British Council, that looked at the consequences of Brexit for the EU and the UK, and, more importantly, the future of EU-UK collaboration.
 

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+

 

 

30
January 2018
Tuesday
13:15-14:30

1330

Speakers

Naquita Lewis,
Erasmus+ Programme Lead-Higher Education,
UK NA British Council
 
Isabell Majewsky Anderson,
Head of Go Abroad Office,
University of Edinburgh
 
João Pinto,
President, International Board,
Erasmus Student Network
João Bacelar,
Executive Manager,
European University Foundation
 

Chair

Sergio Carrera
Senior Research Fellow,
CEPS

Welcome by:

Karel Lannoo
Chief Executive Officer
CEPS
Isabelle Van de Gejuchte
Senior Advisor Policy Engagement,
British Council

The Future of EU-UK Partnerships on Higher Education and Student Mobility

Contact: 
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30
January 2018
Tuesday
13:15-14:30
This event is free of charge.

1330

CEPS Conference Room

Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels