The most important message that the institutions are transmitting is that until the United Kingdom leaves the EU, European students will be able to travel and work exactly as they do now to take an English course abroad. After the Brexit day, the students still They can travel with their ID cards and work as they do until the end of December 2020, regardless of the agreement reached.
On the Erasmus + program The House of Lords has interviewed Viscount Younger of Leckie, government spokesperson for higher education affairs, on a committee report on the future participation of the United Kingdom in the Erasmus and Horizon programs.
The questions were about the future of the plans for the young people, students and scientists of the United Kingdom, although the Labor politician Lord Bassam had a wider vision and said: "It would be negligent of me not to mention the position of the students who seek to study in the UK Can we be sure that internal conversations are taking place in the government and especially in the Ministry of the Interior to guarantee the extension of the temporary license to remain in the scheme? Without that, the future of mobility learning will be in danger, and our place as a center of excellence for the student experience will be put at risk.
His question was not answered directly by Viscount Younger, but he reiterated the government's intention to maintain close ties with EU partners in education, science and research. "As noted in the report, the Erasmus + 2020 Programs have given so many people in the UK the opportunity to move around the EU: learn, work and carry out research and innovation.
At the end of September 2018, the United Kingdom had more than 10,000 participations in the program.
In response, they said that approving the retirement agreement would ensure that the UK's participation in Erasmus + 2020 remained practically unchanged until the end of 2020. "However, the Government is preparing for any eventuality and in the absence of agreement , the Government will finance with its own funds the Erasmus + program until 2020.
This important financing commitment will be an additional part of the financing already committed in the existing departments. Lord Jay asked if the government can confirm that it will spend the money required in the EU regulation for a guarantee not to negotiate. I assure you that the Government has made it clear that, if the United Kingdom leaves the EU without an agreement, the United Kingdom has obligations with the EU, and the EU obligations with the United Kingdom, which will survive the Brexit, should be negotiated.
Future participation in the The Erasmus + programme
The UK is very interested in exploring future participation in the Erasmus + successor program for the period 2021-2027. I understand that the successor plan will include greater opportunities for school exchange and a greater emphasis on broadening participation.
The Government has welcomed the proposals on this topic, and we will continue to participate in the discussions while we remain in the EU, they added that they were also interested in the new proposals for the next Erasmus + 2020-27 program. We will continue to consider the emerging proposals carefully and if the United Kingdom will participate in the future program and on what basis, it will be subject to broader negotiations on the future relationship of the United Kingdom with the EU.