Erasmus for All…..MEPs propose a new namePosted: September 24, 2012
The European Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee met on the 19 September to discuss the Erasmus for All report compiled by Doris Pack, Chair of the Committee. The report sets out some significant changes and recommendations to the Commissions current proposal for the next generation of programmes.
The name ‘Erasmus for All’ has always been unpopular with the Committee. As part of her work, Doris Pack asked the European Commission to suggest a new name and this was put forward for the first time during the meeting – Youth, Education and Sport Europe – ‘YES Europe’. The proposed new name received overall support from the Committee.
Doris Pack gave clarification on some of the recommendations outlined in the report, this included:
- A need for increased visibility across all sectors of education and training.
- Sectoral approach to be retained and the current sub-brands e.g. Grundtvig, Leonardo etc to remain.
- Welcoming simplification of the new programme structure.
- Separate Youth and Sports Chapters that shadow the new streamlined architecture.
- More detail required on how each activity will work in practice – who, what, where, when.
- 90 % of the budget to be allocated – this should be legally binding.
- Increased support needed for young people working in the voluntary sector
- European NGOs should receive funding for operating costs.
- A clear distinction is necessary between neighbouring country and third countries.
Read the report in full: www.europarl.europa.eu/erasmusforall
The members of the CULT Committee will add their amendments to the report by the 3 October 2012. This amended report with the final recommendations for the next generation of funding programmes will then be voted on by the Committee on the 6 November 2012.
If you missed the live broadcast you can watch the discussion on Erasmus for All below:
To watch the meeting in full visit: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live/en/committees/video?event=20120919-0900-COMMITTEE-CULT#managehelp
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