published at: January 22, 2021

Brexit/Erasmus: Commission shall explore pathways for Scotland and Wales to stay in the programme

PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, 22. January 2021

Following the end of the Brexit transition period and with it the United Kingdom leaving the Erasmus Programme, many young British people are left without the chance to develop close ties with their European neighbours. The Scottish and Welsh government already made it known that they wish to stay in the Erasmus Programme. 

Today more than 140 members of the European Parliaments address in a letter the European Commission to explore pathways that could make this happen.

Terry Reintke, Vice-President of the Greens / EFA group in the European Parliament and initiator of this letter, comments:

“Every young European should get the chance to participate in an exchange programme. Not only helps it to understand the host country, but also to experience first-hand European values and ideas.

I could also make this experience during my Erasmus exchange. My time studying in Edinburgh was one of the most wonderful and formative periods in my life.”

Read the full letter here: 2021_01_22_Scotland_and_Wales_Future_Erasmus