Erasmus+ Programme

Department for Education written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Crabb Stephen Crabb Conservative, Preseli Pembrokeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure full funding for UK participants in Erasmus+ in the 2020-21 academic year.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Vice-Chair, Conservative Party, Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

The government places great value upon international exchange and collaboration in education and training. This will continue to be the case after we leave the EU and establish new relationships with academic institutions across Europe and the rest of the world.

We want to leave the EU with a deal but are preparing for a range of outcomes. Our officials are preparing for all eventualities. We are considering a wide range of options with regards to the future of international exchanges, which include potential domestic alternatives to the Erasmus+ programme for the 2020/21 academic year, should we need them.

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