The theme of this year’s conference follows the renewal of the European institutions following the EU elections. On the theme of the European Budget (known as the Multi-Annual Financial Framework), we will discuss the proposals to increase the EU’s youth and education programmes.

MEU Scotland 2019 we will discuss the following topics:

Topic 1: Erasmus+ Budget

the Erasmus+ programme supports student international exchange, mobility, and youth projects. The EU proposes to double the funding available to the Erasmus+ budget over the next decade, which will enable it to reach three times as many young people, better reach disadvantaged young people, play a more global role, and provide a free travel experience to explore Europe’s culture and heritage.

Topic 2: European Solidarity Corps

the European Solidarity Corps enables young people to volunteer in projects such as helping to prevent natural disasters or rebuild afterwards, assisting in centres for asylum seekers, or addressing different social issues in communities, The EU wants to continue the project and increase its funding and focus of the Corps.

These topics are surely going to raise a number of questions: do they go far enough, why should they be prioritised over other areas in a reducing budget, is it merely EU propaganda? You decide!


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