ERASMUS ARTICLE 50 STATEMENT ERASMUS ARTICLE 50 STATEMENT

While we await Article 50, the UK Erasmus+ National Agency has issued an Erasmus+ Brexit message to re-emphasise the June 2016 statements from the UK Government and the European Commission. 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.

 

Successful Erasmus+ applicants in 2017 will be awarded funding for the full duration of their projects, and all beneficiaries should continue their projects with their partners as usual through to completion. The UK continues to be a full member of the EU until the point it leaves. The European Commission has confirmed that during negotiations under Article 50, European Union treaties and law continue to apply to the UK, and this applies to projects financed through Erasmus+.

 

The UK Government has also confirmed that while we remain in the EU we retain all our rights and obligations as a Member State, including the right to participate in Erasmus+.

 

Please also read the Brexit message on the Erasmus website.