19.05.2021, Schengenvisainfo News
The Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have approved the 2021-2027 Erasmus+ edition focused on inclusion on Tuesday, which enables adult learners to study around Europe for up to six months.
According to a press release, Erasmus+ 2021-2027, which has a significant role in Europe’s identity, has received double the amount of funding (over Є28 billion) compared to the last edition Є14.7 Billion budget, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
This year, during the negotiation with the European Council, MEPs managed to allocate another Є1.7 billion for Erasmus+ while highlighting the effect the pandemic has had on European citizens.
The Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education, Sabine Verheyen, said that for Europe it is crucial to provide for people tools to grow and connect, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Erasmus+ is a European success story, and thanks to our efforts, we will be able to continue with it. It connects people from all backgrounds and helps create a truly European community. Because of the pandemic, young people and all those who are keen to learn, study and meet new people are facing huge challenges – it is even harder on those from marginalized backgrounds,” Verheyen added.
However, the newly approved programme intends to cover education areas by providing more opportunities for people, especially those with a disability, living in poverty, and people with migration background.