Cyprus supports the Commission’s proposal to increase Erasmus funding

Cyprus welcomes the European Commissions proposal to increase the funding of the Erasmus program to 30 billion for 2021-2027, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Egly Pantelakis has said.

Pantelakis attended the meeting of the High Level Group on Education and Training of the upcoming Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. During the meeting the priorities of the Austrian Presidency in the fields of Education and Higher Education were presented, under the motto “A Europe that protects”.

She stated, according to a press release by the Education Ministry, that the increase would enable member states to support the ambitious programs that empower young people, creating a single European area of education and strengthening the European identity.

During the Austrian Presidency issues such as recognition of secondary and tertiary education diplomas, the enhancement of language learning and the vision for a single European area of education will also be addressed.

On the agenda are also the negotiations on the regulation on the new Erasmus 2021-2027 financial program and the education and training framework.

Source: Cyprus News Agency