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Erasmus+ Coalition: Reaction on leaked proposal to cut the 2025-2027 Erasmus+ budget

12/01/2024

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Reaction on Spanish Presidency proposals for budget cuts

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Álvaro González Pérez

In November 2023, EU Member States ambassadors discussed a new budget proposal made by the Spanish Presidency for the remaining 2025-2027 period of the current Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).

The leaked proposal pictures three scenarios for cutting EU funding, including on EU programmes. Those proposals outline a cut of between 3,4% to 13,5% for the Erasmus+ and Horizon Europe programmes. In more concrete numbers, this would be translated into a cut of €0.4 billion to €1.7 billion for the Erasmus+ Programme for 2025-2027.

Since its inception in 1987, the Erasmus+ Programme has supported the personal and professional development of young people, while contributing to the promotion of their active participation and civic competences across Europe and the world. Any cut to the programme would not only be translated into disastrous consequences for the youth sector - particularly after the recent period characterised by constant crises, it would also set a worrisome precedent for the upcoming negotiations around the Erasmus+ successor programme.

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