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Erasmus

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Gordon Marsden Gordon Marsden Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the benefits of the Erasmus Plus programme for UK learners from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

Holding answer received on 24 February 2017

Learners undertaking mobility typically enhance their employability, social skills and linguistic skills, and that is why we place particular importance on ensuring learners from disadvantaged backgrounds have the opportunity to undertake mobility. Such learners who successfully apply to participate in the Erasmus+ mobility schemes receive an additional €100 per month abroad as well as the standard contribution to their mobility. Disabled students can also claim any additional costs required to enable their participation, including the cost of an accompanying carer where necessary.

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