European Commission proposes to double the budget of Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps
European Commission proposes a pragmatic and focused long-term budget with modernised programmes to deliver efficiently on the EU’s priorities for the 2021-2027 period.
Overall, the Commission proposes a long-term budget of €1.135 billion in commitments (expressed in 2018 prices) over the period from 2021 to 2027, equivalent to 1.11% of the EU27’s gross national income. This level of commitments translates into €1.105 billion (or 1.08% of gross national income) in payments in 2018 prices.
To fund new and pressing priorities, current levels of funding will need to be increased. Investing now in areas such as research and innovation, young people, the digital economy, border management, security and defence will contribute to prosperity, sustainability and security in the future. For instance, the budget of Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps will be doubled.
“I am proud that this budget sends a strong signal: we want the EU to invest more in youth, solidarity, culture and the building of communities,” commented Mr Tibor Navracsics, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.
In Estonia, the national applicators of both programmes is the Archimedes Foundation.
For More Information
-A modern budget for an EU that protects, empowers and defends: Questions and Answers (2 May 2018)
-Factsheets and legal texts (2 May 2018):
– Participation of Estonian citizens in the EU youth and education programmes has increased by 61% – (23 February 2018)