Consultation Session: Establishing Erasmus

18 October 2018

The ambition for the next Erasmus programme goes hand in hand with the Commission’s vision to work towards a European Education Area by 2025.

On Thursday, October 18, 2018, MEUSAC, together with the Ministry for Education and Employment (MEDE), and the European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA), organised a consultation session in relation to the European Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation establishing ‘Erasmus’: the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1288/2013.

EUPA representatives delivered a detailed presentation on the various changes which will affect the upcoming Erasmus funding opportunities, once the dossier is finalised and agreed upon.

One of the more salient issues was the fact that for the next programmes, Erasmus will receive more than half of its previous budget (from €14.7 billion to €30 billion). The largest percentage of funds will go to Education & Training (83%).

The presentation was delivered by Mr Joseph Schembri (CEO), Mr Brian Schembri (Progamme Manager VET/Adult Education), Ms Marvic Debono (Programme Manager- Youth), Ms Therese Pace (Programme Coordination and Communications Manager) and Mr Christopher Grima (Programme Manager- Checks and Control).

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