EU takes measures to avoid the disruption of Erasmus+ programmes involving the UK

EU takes measures to avoid the disruption of Erasmus+ programmes involving the UK
# 19 March 2019 14:11 (UTC +04:00)

The Council of the European Union has approved contingency measures to ensure the continuation of Erasmus+ activities in the event of no-deal Brexit, ONA reports referring to statement released by the Council.

“We are making sure that young people from EU-27 and the UK will be able to complete their studies after Brexit. This regulation will guarantee that the ongoing learning activities in which they are involved will continue to be eligible for grants,” reads the statement.

This regulation approved by the Council ensures that ongoing learning mobility activities under Erasmus+ programme which have started at the latest on the date on which the Treaties cease to apply to the UK will not be disrupted, and Erasmus+ participants from EU-27 and the UK will not lose their academic credits and will not be obliged to repeat their academic semester or year.

According to the estimate, at the end of March 2019 there will be almost 14 000 EU-27 learners in the UK and around 7 000 UK learners in EU-27 under Erasmus+.

Note that the regulation will enter into force only if the UK leaves the Union with no withdrawal agreement in place. It shall apply from the date following that on which the Treaties cease to apply to and in the United Kingdom.

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