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Erasmus+ Programme

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 135836, tabled on 13 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions representatives of his Department have had with representatives of the Department for Exiting the European Union on protecting the UK's involvement in the European Union's Erasmus training and study programme after 2020 as part of the Government's negotiations on the UK leaving the EU.

Answered on

23 April 2018

The Department for Education (DfE) is the national authority for the whole Erasmus+ programme while the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is responsible for policy on the specific youth and sport opportunities offered under Erasmus+.

DCMS Ministers and its officials are working closely with their colleagues across Government, including DfE and the Department for Exiting the EU, on the UK's Exit from the EU.

No decisions on UK participation in the future post 2020 Erasmus+ programme have yet been taken, as the scope of the programme has not yet been agreed. UK participation in the successor programmes will form part of the negotiations about our future relationship with the EU.