In 2010 the Lifelong Learning Platform and the European Youth Forum set up a stakeholders’ coalition related to the adoption of a new EU programme in the field of education and youth for the period 2013-2020. In a joint coalition, youth and education sectors will have more chances to have an advocacy impact in the negotiations. The goal is to foster concrete proposals and to get the support of the European Parliament and other institutions. The coalition should aim to make sure that “the Brussels case” is solved as a priority.
In 2017, and ahead of the next Multi Financial Framework negotiations for the following year, the Coalition decided to set up a campaign to ask decision-makers for a robust increase of the Erasmus+ budget: ten times more! The #Erasmusx10 campaign is run jointly by the Lifelong Learning Platform, the European Youth Forum, and Eurodesk.
In the last years of the Erasmus+ programme cycle, the Erasmus+ Coalition has engaged with European decision-makers to foster civil society positions about the following EU budget. The Coalition published a joint statement on the Future of the Erasmus+ as well as a joint reaction on the revised proposal for EU Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.