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Erasmus+ Programme

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 30th November 2016.

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Photo of Baroness Coussins Baroness Coussins Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the UK will continue to participate in the Erasmus Plus programme following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, and if not, what assessment they have made of the impact on (1) graduate employment, and (2) the provision of modern foreign language degree courses at UK universities.

Photo of Baroness Neville-Rolfe Baroness Neville-Rolfe The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Until our departure from the EU, we remain a fully paid up Member State, with all the rights and obligations that entails. Post-exit access to Erasmus+ will be a matter for the negotiations, which follow the triggering of Article 50. We will work through the implications for future years as part of the wider negotiations.

The Treasury guarantee to underwrite competitively bid for funding commitments up to the point at which the UK departs the EU includes those parts of Erasmus+ that are bid for competitively.

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