Proposal for a Regulation laying down provisions for the continuation of ongoing learning mobility activities under the Erasmus+ programme in the context of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union

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Series Details COM (2019) 65
Publication Date 30/01/2019
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Legislative proposal - published by the European Commission in January 2019 - relating to the existing learning mobility activities under the Erasmus+ programme in the context of the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union.

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The Erasmus+ programme is an EU flagship initiative which gives millions of young Europeans the opportunity for a learning mobility experience abroad. The programme is a key instrument for working towards a European Education Area.

At the moment of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, there are almost 14,000 EU27 learners in the United Kingdom, and around 7,000 UK learners in the EU27. This proposal is part of the preparedness and contingency plan put forward by the European Commission to mitigate the negative effects of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU without the ratification of a withdrawal agreement. If a deal was not ratified, thousands of Erasmus+ participants would have to interrupt their learning mobility activities and many students would lose their academic credits. The proposed Regulation aims to remedy this by ensuring that in such a scenario, students and trainees abroad participating in Erasmus+ at the time of the UK's withdrawal can complete their studies and continue to receive the relevant funding or grants.

The proposal was put forward on 30 January 2019 as part of a final set of contingency proposals adopted by the European Commission. The European Parliament's relevant committee approved a position on this draft law on 6 February.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/HIS/?uri=COM:2019:065:FIN
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News
BBC News, 06.02.19: Student exchanges in no-deal Brexit threat https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-47131426
The Irish Times, 30.01.19: Erasmus students will be able complete stay in UK in event of no-deal Brexit https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/erasmus-students-will-be-able-complete-stay-in-uk-in-event-of-no-deal-brexit-1.3776412

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European Commission: Press Release, 30.01.19: Brexit Preparedness: European Commission adopts final set of 'no-deal' contingency measures for Erasmus+ students, social security coordination rules and the EU budget http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-743_en.htm
European Parliament: Press Release, 06.02.19: Erasmus+ will finance existing UK-EU mobility in the event of no-deal Brexit http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20190205IPR25020/

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