Erasmus: What will happen to the program after Brexit?
The Erasmus program is an EU program that helps students learn in other countries.
Currently, 53% of university students in the UK who study abroad do so through the program.
In 2016-17, 16,561 students from the UK participated in programs abroad, while 31,727 EU citizens arrived in the UK.
Erasmus is also committed to vocational training and work abroad and to teachers who want to work or work abroad.
The government has issued a technical note explaining what would happen to participants in the program if the United Kingdom leaves the EU without agreement.
Some students have been warned that funding for their planned trips for the academic year 2019-20 is in doubt, while some universities have stated that they will provide funding to ensure that the replacement plans can be continued and that Universities UK launches a campaign support for study opportunities abroad.
That is the reason.
The government has undertaken to finance everything that has already been agreed so that people who have already taken Erasmus trips can continue.
However, there is a problem with 2019-20: If the United Kingdom leaves the EU without an agreement before the exchange is completed for the next academic year, the government will need a European agreement to continue to participate.
This applies both to students from the UK who wish to travel to EU countries and EU citizens hoping to come to the UK.
The government has announced that it will negotiate with the European Commission to try to agree the program for 2019-2020, but these negotiations can not begin until after the UK has left.
For this reason, the students have received letters in which the financing of their trips between 2019 and 20 is uncertain.
The education department told BBC News it was “trying to get the commission involved as soon as possible to seek clarification and further discuss what it proposes.”
For the next round of financing from 2021 to 2027, the UK is considering whether it will continue to participate. Not all countries participating in the program are members of the EU. For example, Turkey, Iceland, Norway and Serbia are referred to as “program members”, which means they are fully participating.
Non-EU countries that are currently members of the program are candidates for accession to the EU or members of the European Economic Area.
There are also partner countries participating in parts of the program such as Kosovo, Armenia and Lebanon.
If the government does not negotiate the United Kingdom’s continued participation in Erasmus, she has said she will talk to individual countries about creating exchange programs.
He added that institutions such as universities should try to build their own relationships with foreign partners.
“The Erasmus + program and its predecessor have brought significant benefits to the UK, and continue to provide significant benefits, and we must ensure that the positive aspects of the program are not lost in the current uncertainty,” said Jane Racz, the director of the Erasmus program in the UK, BBC News said.
A report by the EU House of Lords Committee warned that the benefits of the program would be very difficult to reproduce with a national program, that vocational education and training ceased, and that giving up Erasmus would be “disproportionately affected” by people from disadvantaged backgrounds and people with medical needs or disabilities. “
If Theresa May’s pension agreement is approved, there will be a transition period until at least the end of 2020, which means that all programs will continue until the end of the current funding period.
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