While elaborating the next funding programme for education, training, youth and sport for 2014-2020 called Erasmus for all (or YES Europe by the European Parliament), the European Commission’s Directorate General for Education and Culture decided to replace operating grants by project-based funding. Over and above the threat that it represents for the daily work of European organisations, this funding scheme reduces them to service providers by narrowing the scope of their activities to very specific EU objectives and kills their political independence. To maintain and strengthen the partnership approach EUCIS-LLL calls on the Council of the European Union to confirm the position of the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee supporting the reintroduction of operating grants in Erasmus for All/YES Europe Programme. Discover our press release.
EUCIS-LLL calls for structural support of civil society organisations
News - 19th March 2013