UK to leave Erasmus+ with plans to replace scheme

Suzanne AllenBlog & News

As part of the UK leaving the European Union, it will no longer be involved in the Erasmus+ programme.

The scheme supports opportunities for people to study, train and gain experience in other countries. As well as university exchanges for students, there are wider opportunities for individuals and organisations in the fields of education, training and research.

The Government has now announced an alternative – The Turing Scheme – named after WW2 code breaker Alan Turing. The replacement scheme is due to commence in September 2021 and will fund travel from the UK to Europe and beyond, with full details still to be released.

As a ‘Third Country’, the UK Government also intends to associate with funding programmes such as Horizon Europe which supports research and innovation.

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