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Future membership of Erasmus +

EDM (Early Day Motion) 92: tabled on 21 January 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House celebrates that over 17,000 students at UK universities studied or worked abroad through the Erasmus+ programme in 2017-18, as well as thousands of school pupils, college students, apprentices, adult learners and teachers who took part in projects to study, work or train abroad, build international partnerships and share best practice; recognises that Erasmus+ has made studying abroad attractive and affordable by providing financial assistance to students who take part; highlights that the benefits of studying or working abroad include increased employability and the opportunities to learn a new language, fall in love with another country’s culture, build new friendships and act as ambassadors for the UK overseas; notes that the EU intends to expand Erasmus+ from 2021, with MEPs voting in March 2019 both to triple its budget for 2021-27 compared to 2014-20, and to place greater emphasis on widening access to study abroad opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds; recalls the conclusions of the House of Lords European Union Committee’s 28th Report of Session 2017-19 that a replacement UK-led student mobility scheme would find it impossible to replicate aspects of Erasmus which are key to facilitating international exchanges, namely, the programme’s strong brand, trusted reputation, common rulebook and framework for partnership agreements, and its established network of potential partners; and accordingly calls on the Government to follow the Committee’s recommendation to seek full association to the 2021-27 Erasmus programme.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2020
North East Fife
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2020
Edinburgh West
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2020
Richmond Park
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2020
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2020
Kingston and Surbiton
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2020
Twickenham
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 January 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 2020
Dundee West
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 22 January 2020
North Down
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2020
Bath
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 January 2020
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 January 2020
Ceredigion
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 January 2020
Glasgow South West
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 January 2020
Arfon
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2020
Huddersfield
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2020
Liverpool, Riverside
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2020
Hartlepool
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 January 2020
Glasgow East
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2020
Bedford
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2020
Easington
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 February 2020
Belfast South
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.