Erasmus programme [1]

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6262
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Brexit will mean the end of opportunities for UK students to study in other EU countries, and for other country EU students to study in the UK, under the Erasmus programme. What can you do to campaign to help bring such opportunities back for Londoner students?

Answer

Erasmus programme [1]

Erasmus programme [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Erasmus programme has seen many students from across the EU and other participating countries come to London. It has also given reciprocal opportunities for Londoners to benefit from studying outside the UK. I have consistently urged the Government to maintain the UK’s involvement. This is a fantastic programme in which we need to strengthen our participation; Britain’s exit from the EU clearly would clearly put this at risk. I am pleased that the Government has guaranteed funding for the current programme, but.it needs to commit to future participation to ensure London students continue to benefit from these opportunities. I will continue to make this case for London.