The “Erasmusx10” is a new online campaign created for a significant uplift of the Erasmus+ budget.
40 European-wide networks and civil society organisations representing the major beneficiaries of Erasmus+ programme at all levels are putting their efforts together to increase the budget of the Erasmus+ 10-time and to advocate for a more accessible and inclusive Programme.
The 30 year old programme has changed the lives of 9 million Europeans- educators, students, pupils, school heads, adults, researchers, VET providers, teachers and youth workers.
It provides excellent learning and cooperation opportunities, allowing people to broaden their horizons and develop new skills through a period of mobility abroad. Crucially, it also contributes to the modernisation of the countries’ education systems by facilitating the exchange of knowledge and best practices among Member States and their respective institutions. But only 4 million people (around 0.8% of EU citizens) are expected to benefit from Erasmus+ in the 2014-2020 period. Indeed, the funding for the programme amounts to only 1,4% of the overall EU budget for this period.
It is not enough.
This is why EucA joined the campaign, together with the Lifelong Learning Platform, the European Youth Forum and EURODESK in order to call for a more ambitious programme. The aim is also to allow more individuals to benefit from a mobility experience, therefore improving their life prospects with higher employability chances and stronger social and civic participation.
It is about the #FutureOfEurope!
You can also join the campaign signing today the petition here!
Find more information on the campaign's website http://erasmusx10.eu