More Funding for EU Training & Education Programmes

Education and training programmes in Europe are set to receive an extra €15.2 billion funding for the period 2014-2020. This 73% funding increase means that the number of young people, teachers and researchers who get EU grants for study and training abroad will double to 800,000 over the next few years.

The European Commission has proposed that the extra funding will support education and cultural policy by grouping current education and training programmes under a new initiative called ‘Education Europe’. Programmes such as Youth in Action, Lifelong Learning Programme and Erasmus Mundus coming together under one programme is intended to enable a stronger strategic focus, and allow for greater efficiency.

Check out the Education & Culture Section of A Budget for Europe 2020: Part II