Thursday 20 April 2017

UK government confirms Article 50 negotiations will not affect UK organisations preparing for participation in Erasmus+ in 2018.

The UK Government confirmed earlier this month that it will underwrite grant agreements for Erasmus+ signed while the UK is still a Member State of the European Union. This includes payments that continue beyond the point of the UK’s EU exit date. As a result, UK organisations can prepare for participation as usual when the 2018 application deadlines are announced later this year.

The National Agency for Erasmus+ in the UK, a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK, remains wholly committed to the programme and its benefits. The National Agency strongly supports continued full membership of the programme for the UK through to 2020, so that at least 250,000 people across the UK have the chance to study, train or volunteer abroad, and that UK organisations can continue to collaborate on international projects.

2016 was the most popular year so far for Erasmus+ in the UK and we expect even greater take-up in 2017. 2017 also marks 30 years of Erasmus+. To hear inspiring stories, or contribute your own, please visit the UK National Agency 30 years of Erasmus+ page or follow the conversation #erasmusplus30 #erasmuspluseffect.

Please visit the Erasmus+ website for further news and information related to the UK’s participation in the Erasmus+ programme.

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