The Parliament of the European Union meets every year to vote on an annual and multi-annual budget dedicated to supporting major European projects. The Erasmus Plus program is one of the major undertakings and is regularly upgraded financially, allowing the implementation of Erasmus grants.
The European Union revalues the budget dedicated to the Erasmus + program
On November the 18th of 2019, the EU member states and the European Parliament agreed on the 2020 budget, estimated at 168.7 billion euros, an increase of 850 million compared to 2019.
During this meeting, parliamentarians insisted on several European projects: the fight against global warming, technologies that promote digitization and the financing of the Erasmus program.
What are the objectives defended by the MEPs?
Among other things, the project leaders’ main objectives they defend are : improving the training of young Europeans who are going to enter the labor market, improving health and digital services.
These times of negotiation and agreement give a strong indication of the guideline followed by the European Union in terms of education and training.
Why is it necessary to invest in European mobility?
The Erasmus Plus program is a real asset for the young generations who want to acquire new skills, be more independent and be open to the world.
Indeed, European funding must be in proportion to these mobility issues. By supporting international or European programs such as Erasmus +, young Europeans will be more competitive on the job market and will be able to actively participate in ecological projects.
The Erasmus + program facilitates access to vocational training and financially supports projects dedicated to European cooperation and the sharing of new learning methods.
Tangible aid that helps local stakeholders
An increase in the budget for the Erasmus + program voted by the European parliament is a considerable boost for local authorities. They will be able to finance public policies dedicated to the training of young people and employees undergoing retraining. Regarding the environment, they will also be able to reduce the paper format and transition to all-digital.
Thus, the funds unblocked by the European Commission feed a vast educational, pedagogical, institutional and associative network throughout the EU member states. The money allocated can tangibly help local projects and considerably improve the social and solidarity economy of a country, a region or a city.