Erasmus+: CESI Youth Representative Matthäus Fandrejewski welcomes more financial resources in 2018

20 Nov 2017, keywords : ,

On October 25, the European Commission decided to increase the budget allocated to the Erasmus+ programme to more than 2.7 billion. In line with the calls for proposals for Erasmus+ for 2018, published the same day, the financial resources of the programme will increase by 200€ million. CESI Youth Representative Matthäus Fandrejewski is delighted to witness more dedication to youth and exchange programmes.

Erasmus+: CESI Youth Representative Matthäus Fandrejewski welcomes more financial resources in 2018

He said: “In 2018, a 5% increase increase of the Erasmus+ budget will enable more participants to fully enjoy the opportunities offered by this programme. CESI has also directly benefited from the programme during the last year when a seminar on youth participation in civic processes and trade unions was held at CESI in Brussels. The Erasmus+ programme is a flagship of the EU and I warmly welcome that this is also reflected in more financial resources.”

In 2018, Erasmus+ will also include a new activity labelled ‘ErasmusPro’ to support long-duration mobility of VET learners; an ‘Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Initiative’ to facilitate virtual exchanges between people from EU and non-EU countries; and additional support for traineeships in digital skills and many others initiatives.

More information is available on the European Commission’s website.

Picture: Matthäus Fandrejewski © CESI 2017