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LLLP meets CULT chair: Widening access and more funding for Erasmus+

Belgium: Lifelong Learning Platform partners up with the Chair of the CULT committee in the European Parliament MEP Kammerevert for Erasmus+  

The Chair of CULT committee and the Lifelong Learning Platform confirmed their commitment to Erasmus+ widening access to all and more funding during their meeting on June 7.

The European Civil Society for Education with its over 40 member organisations representing the biggest beneficiairies of the Erasmus+ programme got together to discuss the current mid-term evaluation and its future. The importance of the programme was stressed out and as such the need to widen access to all learners and not exclusively to students in higher education. This requires additional funding to respond to the increasing demand. The LLLPlatform welcomes such commitment and intends to work closely with the Member of the European Parliament to ask for better and increased funding for the European flagship project.

Following the launch of the European Commission recommendation on the European Pillar of Social Rights which states in its first key principle that everyone has the right to quality and inclusive education, training and life-long learning, supports our commitment to make this happen.

We will work together in the coming months to best support the European Commission, Programme Committee and Members States in the preparation of the discussions on the future of the programme expected for beginning of 2018. To help us represent the views of civil society please take 10 minutes to fill out our Erasmus+ Annual Implementation Survey.

For more read our statement on the White Paper “The Future of Europe is a Learning Europe” and reaction to the European Pillar of Social Rights “Education and lifelong learning priority action for the European of Social Rights”.

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