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Denise Chircop

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Erasmus 2021-2027: The Union programme for education, training, youth and sport [EU Legislation in Progress]

The Erasmus 2021-2027 proposal was published on 30 May 2018. Establishing a new programme would ensure the continuation of the Erasmus+ funding programme for education, training, youth and sport. Continue reading

Back to school – Learning throughout your life

Everything you always wanted to know about our education in the EU Continue reading

European Solidarity Corps [EU Legislation in Progress]

The Commission launched the European Solidarity Corps in a December 2016 communication, and this proposed regulation aims to set the legal basis for the Corps, defining the budgetary and implementation arrangements for the initiative as well as setting specific objectives and defining key terms. Continue reading

Studying abroad with Erasmus+ [What is Europe doing for its citizens?]

Written by Denise Chircop, The European Union’s Erasmus+ programme is best known for subsidising study periods abroad and other forms of learning mobility for individuals, including volunteering and cross-border professional experiences for teaching staff. Studies show the benefits and limitations of learning mobility and after 30 years, the programme continues to evolve. Erasmus+ Erasmus+ is … Continue reading

Erasmus programme’s 30th anniversary

Written by Denise Chircop. Erasmus marks its 30th anniversary in 2017. This exchange programme is now the first key action of a new umbrella programme, Erasmus+. The main celebratory event will take place at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 13 June. Two digital initiatives will be launched during this event, the ‘Erasmus+ MobileApp’ which … Continue reading

How the EU budget is spent: Erasmus+

Written by Sidonia Mazur, Denise Chircop; Graphics by Christian Dietrich. Erasmus+ is the European Union’s single programme encompassing action in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the years 2014-2020 with a financial envelope just below €15 000 million. Erasmus+ comes under the budgetary heading ‘Smart and Inclusive Growth’. The programme finances learning mobility for … Continue reading

Lifelong learning: flexible pathways and skills acquisition

Written by Denise Chircop, The Lifelong Learning Week, which is supported by Members of the European Parliament, will be held in the second week of October 2016. The week brings together learners, educators, field workers, policy makers, thinkers and political representatives. Events focus around the themes of learning to live together, 21st century skills and … Continue reading

European Parliament and Erasmus+

Written by Denise Chircop (Members’ Research Service) and Anna Zygierewicz (Ex-Post Impact Assessment), Erasmus+ was launched in 2014 as a single programme in the field of education, training, youth and sport under the multiannual financial framework (MFF) package for 2014-2020. It brings together previous programmes and introduces sport as a new area of activity. A single … Continue reading

Integrating migrants and their children through education

Written by Denise Chircop, Migrants’ life stories reveal different levels of difficulty or ease in the process of integration. The key importance of education as a means of integration is widely acknowledged. For a number of years, the European Parliament has called for tangible commitments and proposed practical measures to integrate migrants and their children … Continue reading

EP-EUI Policy Roundtable – Higher Education in the EU: Stocktaking and challenges

Written by Denise Chircop, On 1 December the European Parliament library hosted a round-table with the participation of MEP Martina Dlabajová, Vice-Chair on the Committee on Budgetary Control and rapporteur of EP initiative report on ‘Creating a competitive EU labour market for the 21st century: matching skills and qualification with demand and job opportunities, as … Continue reading

EU Institutions and non-confessional organisations on education and culture to counter violent extremism

Written by Denise Chircop On 17 November 2015, EP President Martin Schulz and Vice-President Antonio Tajani hosted a dialogue with philosophical and non-confessional organisations on the theme ‘How can education contribute to tackle radicalism and fundamentalism in Europe?’ The event took place within the framework of Article 17 TFEU, which commits the EU institutions to … Continue reading

Education and Intercultural Dialogue as tools against radicalisation

Written by Denise Chircop, At a time of rising concerns in Europe over radicalisation and violent extremism, the role that education and intercultural dialogue can play in promoting respect for diversity, pluralism and human rights is increasingly under the spotlight. Roles and concepts Education is the competence of the Member States and the European Union’s … Continue reading

Erasmus+: more than just mobility

Written by Denise Chircop Erasmus+ is the new single integrated European Union education programme for 2014 to 2020 aimed at improving young people’s skills and employability. It also promotes modernisation of education and training in Member States, by facilitating transnational contacts amongst different players and across different sectors. The programme brings together the previous EU … Continue reading

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