Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans supports the campaign to keep Erasmus
October 11th 2018

#ErasmusDays will take place on 12 and 13 October 2018 in 33 European countries where around 500 events will be organised to celebrate the impact of Erasmus on generations of Europeans.

Photo: Jill Evans MEP backing the campaign to keep Erasmus

The Erasmus programme began 30 years ago and has offered people the chance to study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad.

Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans said, “For younger generations of Welsh citizens, Erasmus+ offers a life changing experience. For the sake of young people we must keep Erasmus.”

Jill Evans is the member of European Parliament responsible for the Greens/EFA group work on the future of Erasmus.

In 2014-2016, 7,595 people participated in Erasmus+ with educational, training and youth work organisations in Wales receiving £25 million to deliver 197 projects across the country.

NUS Wales have launched a campaign with the Presidents of all Wales’ university students, calling on the Prime Minister and the First Minister to safeguard the life changing opportunities and funding which comes with Erasmus+.

YouGov polls show 73% of people living in Wales supported Welsh students continuing to be able to study and work in Europe through Erasmus+.

Welsh universities have established links with over 100 institutional partners in 20 countries within Europe. Students from Crickhowell High School have been able to travel to Finland as part of a language exchange; and Swansea University students have had the opportunity to study as far afield as China or Japan.

Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans added,

“I support the NUS Wales campaign demanding that access to Erasmus is protected. Plaid Cymru supports a peoples vote.”

ErasmusDay events include seminars, networking events, photo exhibitions, concerts, radio broadcasts, solve the mystery games, hackathons.

Information sessions organised by Erasmus+ are taking place across Wales. Click HERE for more information on Erasmus+ information sessions.

Photo: Jill Evans MEP backing the campaign to keep Erasmus

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Photo: Jill Evans