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Life without Erasmus: Responses from the 4 Nations

14/07/2021, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Schools, further education colleges and universities are on hols but, when they return, a further damaging effect of leaving the EU will hit them: we are no longer part of Erasmus, the world’s most successful educational exchange scheme. Instead, we’re being offered a very tepid, diminished scheme named after Alan Turing.

But Erasmus is in fact Erasmus-Plus, a €26bn scheme that extends more and more to youth as a whole, including the most deprived, so workers, apprentices, sports men and women et al can take part. To highlight how much we’re losing, an ad hoc group around Grassroots for Europe is organising a special webinar, Life without Erasmus, on July 14 with representatives from the four nations discussing the way forward. So far, the EU has turned down Scottish requests to re-join Erasmus-Plus but the campaign continues.

Register for the July 14 event, which includes EMiS executive member David Gow, here.