EU representatives ask for financial aid for exchange students in the United Kingdom
BRUSSELS, 25 October (EFE) .- A group of MEPs from the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament (PE) today asked the European Commission (EC) for a mechanism of financial support for community students who decide to study in the United Kingdom. After which Brexit decided not to participate in the Erasmus program.
In a resolution passed by the Committee of Petitions with 30 votes in favour, none protest and two boycotts, MPs say that “to mitigate the disruption caused by the UK’s decision to withdraw from the Erasmus+ programme, the European Commission should be temporarily suspended.” aid plans should be considered,” the EP said in a statement.
MEPs argue that current and future student exchanges “should be enhanced with temporary financial aid, in particular to ensure equal participation of people of different origins”.
In addition, they highlight the “positive effects of international exchanges” and therefore “regret” the UK government’s decision to abandon the Erasmus+ programme.
In this context, they believe that the European Commission should “explore support measures that may mitigate the consequences of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal, for example, a temporary mobility assistance scheme for EU higher education students”. who wish to pursue study and internship in UK”.
He also warned that 27-year-old students who are already in the UK, and “face higher tuition fees” as a result of the UK’s decision to “leave the Erasmus program as a result of Brexit”, helped especially need.
MEPs also point out that UK universities “have shown interest in future collaborations with higher education institutions in the EU”, and emphasize that the Community Club “remains open to future partnerships with the UK”.
They say mobility plans and “other associations” could also be debated in the parliamentary assembly that brings together representatives from the United Kingdom and the European Parliament. EFE
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