Erasmus+ Programme Committee meeting was held in Brussels on 03-04 July 2018. Turkey was represented by delegation from the Ministry for EU Affairs on behalf of the National Authority during the meeting.
At the meeting, Erasmus+ Programme 2019 annual work programme and the draft budget have been discussed and the policy developments in education, youth and sports areas have been evaluated. The Committee had exchanged views on the policy priorities and the budget of the Erasmus+ Programmme's 2019 Work Plan. For 2019, Erasmus+ Programme budget has been increased by 7.5% compared to previous year and € 3.02 billion budget allocation has been approved by the Committee.
With the Commission's proposal on adoption of the new programme called European Solidarity Corps (ESC) has been approved by the Council and the Parliament, which will be implemented by 2019 under the Erasmus+ Programme. ESC will offer volunteering and networking activities for the young people.
The active participation of Turkey to Erasmus+ Programme is crucial for the Chapter No. 26 on Education and Culture. Turkey participates to European Union's education training and youth programmes since 2004.
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