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Dropping off the Erasmus program is especially bad for the younger Britons. This is probably the EU program that has done the most to create a European identity for several generations of Europeans who have studied in another country. Not to mention the thousands of bi-national families: another side effect.

A few months ago the UK government was still promising that access to Erasmus would be preserved:

The proposed replacement (named after Alan Turing) doesn't have the same breadth:

by Bernard (bernard) on Fri Dec 25th, 2020 at 07:21:22 PM EST
'European identity' baaad. Anglo good. The end.

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Sat Dec 26th, 2020 at 04:03:36 PM EST
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Ireland to fund Erasmus scheme for Northern Irish students
The Irish government will fund Erasmus+ grants for Northern Irish students so they can continue to participate in Europe's flagship student exchange program after the United Kingdom pulls out of the scheme.

Dublin agreed "to extend the benefits of Erasmus+ to students in Northern Ireland even after Brexit," the country's Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris told broadcaster RTÉ late on Saturday, adding that this was "a very practical example of us wanting to continue to collaborate with Northern Ireland post-Brexit."

Harris said it was a "permanent commitment" that would last as long as students wanted to make use of it. "The cost is relatively low ... But it's not a cost, it's an investment," he said, adding the estimated cost would be around €2 million per year.

by Bernard (bernard) on Sun Dec 27th, 2020 at 01:53:27 PM EST
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A diabolical scheme by Ireland: educate the brightest of the coming generation; then they will want jobs commensurate with their education, so they will mostly leave for Ireland or the rest of the EU. Take that Unionists!

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Dec 27th, 2020 at 06:55:37 PM EST
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