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Economy & Jobs 17-06-2022

Ukraine reconstruction key to avoid brain-drain, academics warn

Universities across the EU are supporting Ukrainian students through mobility partnerships. Meanwhile, academics warn that reconstruction efforts will be key to avoid the risk of brain-drain and rebuild a country able to attract talents.
Economy & Jobs 10-05-2022

Deliberative democracy experiment calls for Brussels involvement in education policy

As the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) ends and 49 proposals were presented to EU leadership, amongst them is the idea that Brussels gets involved in education policy, at a minimum in civics education.
Health 10-03-2022

Disability ministers call for ‘more just and inclusive’ EU

The EU needs to take additional steps to ensure people with disabilities have greater access to jobs and rights across the bloc, Sophie Cluzel, the French Secretary of State in charge of people with disabilities, told her European counterparts in Paris on Wednesday (9 March).  EURACTIV France reports.
Railways 15-02-2022

European Commission expands interrail tickets in 2022

The DiscoverEU youth travel programme will be expanded this year, with 10,000 additional rail tickets available to young people from an expanded set of countries.
Economy & Jobs 22-12-2021

New “green” Erasmus+ programme fails to address side effects of mobility

Despite new incentives to promote “green travel”, measures to decarbonise the EU’s study away program, Erasmus+, remain weak and ignore knock-on effects, researchers warn.
Economy & Jobs 09-11-2021

Long road ahead on Erasmus’ green journey

Erasmus, the EU-wide study away programme, is meant to help the bloc’s growing green ambitions but a lack of data and pressure to deliver is making that difficult, despite interest from young participants and the first decarbonisation incentives already in...
Economy & Jobs 21-09-2021

‘Year of Youth’ gets early start with Erasmus going digital

On Tuesday (21 September), the European Commission announced a significant upgrade to the app for students studying abroad on an EU-funded scheme, a week after EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced she would push to make 2022 the ’Year of European Youth‘.
Economy & Jobs 16-09-2021

France steps up dual education as EU announces Erasmus for the unemployed

A French scheme pushing for more apprentice mobility within the European Union may serve as a roadmap for ALMA, a EU's new programme to help young people who are neither in employment nor in education.
Politics 20-07-2021

Bring the Erasmus Generation to the Conference on the Future of Europe

The Erasmus Generation has mostly remained behind the scenes within NGOs, multinationals, and public administration. It is time for them to take on more political responsibilities and use their hands-on understanding of Europe, writes João Pinto.
Europe's East 10-06-2021

Belarus: a moment of truth for European values

Firmness is the only answer to Alexander Lukashenko’s Soviet-era thuggery. But in addition to strict sanctions, those who oppose oppression need our help: psychological support and scholarships for now-exiled young activists, support for media and shelter for journalists, writes Frans Timmermans.
07-06-2021

EU recovery funds must close gaps between education, employment, entrepreneurship

The EU's recovery fund must be used to support significant investments in Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship, also known as Gen-E, write Salvatore Nigro and Andzelika Rusteikienė.
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Politics 28-05-2021

Erasmus after Brexit: what comes next for British young people?

The shock announcement at the end of 2020 that the UK will be leaving the Erasmus+ Programme sparked disbelief and disappointment on both sides of the Channel.  After a chaotic year with disruption to education, jobs and wellbeing in the...
Economy & Jobs 17-05-2021

France to offer 2,000 ‘EU-themed’ civic service placements from 2022

The French government announced in early May the creation of 2,000 civic services focusing on Europe per year from 2022. EURACTIV France reports.

Portuguese EU Presidency vows to adopt new Erasmus+ in June

Portugal's minister of education, Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, has welcomed the European Commission's launch of its proposed Erasmus+ exchange programme for the period 2021-2027, pledging to work towards its formal adoption and announcing its official launch on 18 June in Viana do Castelo, in northern Portugal.
Railways 18-02-2021

EU to offer young people free Interrail passes for 2022

The European Union will gift 60,000 young people a chance to explore Europe by train in 2022, as the ‘DiscoverEU’ programme relaunches following its pandemic-driven hiatus.
Brexit 25-12-2020

UK abandons Erasmus, switches to Turing

Britain, while clinching a trade deal with the EU, said Thursday (24 December)  it was backing out of a European student exchange programme and replacing it with a global scheme named after computing pioneer Alan Turing.
Politics 16-10-2020

Erasmus celebrated worldwide as MEPs push for more funding

As Europe celebrates its flagship educational mobility programme, lawmakers in the European Parliament are fighting to increase the budget for what is widely regarded as one of the EU's greatest achievements.
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Economy & Jobs 15-10-2020

#ErasmusDays: share your experience on the networks!

If you organize an #ErasmusDays event or if you have benefitted from an Erasmus+ mobility grant, let us know on the social networks!
Economy & Jobs 13-10-2020

UK no longer top Erasmus destination for students

While some of the effects of Brexit are still difficult to assess, the Erasmus+ university exchange programme has already suffered the consequences. EURACTIV France reports.
Economy & Jobs 08-10-2020

EU budget talks: Parliament sees the ball in German presidency’s court

Negotiations on the EU's long-term budget will enter their seventh round on Thursday (8 October). The European Parliament, which demands more money for EU programmes and clarity on the rule of law, views the ball in the German Council Presidency's court. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Politics 18-09-2020

For the benefit of youth – for the benefit of inclusion

Funding for Erasmus + should not be sacrificed as the EU gears up for its massive spending plan to combat the economic damage caused by Covid-19, writes Florian Sanden.
Brexit 24-06-2020

EU students to face higher fees for English universities

Students from the European Union starting university in England next year will have to pay higher fees under funding changes introduced as a result of Brexit, the government said Tuesday (23 June).
Economy & Jobs 17-04-2020

Erasmus students in limbo about losing grants from COVID lockdown

Some 65% of the students who are in Erasmus exchange programmes but subject to confinement measures do not yet know if they will keep or return the grant that was disbursed for their studies, while 7% said they will not get any, according to a report by the Erasmus Students Network (ESN).