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Brexit and Erasmus+ updates

Wed, Sep 26th, 2018

The effect of Brexit on Erasmus+ is still emerging. We will post any updates on this situation on our Facebook page and here as soon as we get them.

September 2018: The Government of Ireland work on preparing for Brexit is ongoing. The ‘Getting Ireland Brexit Ready’ campaign provides information for all citizens in Ireland on how best to prepare for changes that may come about as a result of Brexit. The Ireland and Brexit website provides a comprehensive guide to preparations and negotiations, while social media accounts (@BrexitReadyIRL on Twitter and Facebook and #BrexitReady) provide up-to-date news and links.

August 2018: The UK Government has stated: “If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, funding is available from the government to underwrite all successful bids for UK applicants submitted to the Erasmus+ programme while we are still in the EU, where planned projects can continue.” For more details, see the full statement here.

January 2018: The UK Government has stated “…that the United Kingdom is committed to continuing full participation in the Erasmus+ Programme up until we leave the European Union. We will underwrite successful bids for Erasmus+ that are submitted while the UK is still a member state, even if they are not approved until after we leave, and/or payments continue beyond the point of exit.

For more information, visit the Brexit update page from Ecorys, the UK National Agency.

December 2017: Please note that the 2018 Call has a note on eligibility of British applicants. If you need more information, you can find the note on p.2 of the Official Call.

June 2016: We’ve had a number of questions recently about what the UK’s decision to leave the EU will mean for Erasmus+ projects with UK partners. At present our advice is that all projects and applications involving UK partners can continue as normal. This is based on information from the European Commission earlier this week:

“According to the Treaties which the United Kingdom has ratified, EU law continues to apply to the full to and in the United Kingdom until it is no longer a Member. This therefore also applies to the projects financed through the Erasmus+ programme.”

Read the statement here.