Charities that rely on EU nationals and EU funding must speak up, says the guardian. Before the Brexit referendum, voluntary organisations felt gagged by the rules on campaigning. But now we must make our voices heard
Brexit has put charities under enormous pressure. Government makes noises about underwriting EU funding that represents ‘value for money’ … But whose values are our hard-won projects going to be judged against? Read the full story here.
Reassuring news from Universities UK regarding the collaboration with Germany beyond Brexit:
EU president abandons plan to overhaul flagship birds and habitats directives following a huge public campaign. Read the full story
There is no immediate change to the UK’s participation in the Erasmus+ Programme following the EU referendum result and the UK National Agency will continue to manage and deliver the Programme across the UK. All participants and beneficiaries in the school education sector should continue with their Erasmus+ funded activities and preparation for the published application deadlines – in 2016 and 2017. This position is supported by the statement from Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science, published on 28 June 2016. His statement also outlines some initial information regarding the UK’s future access to the Erasmus+ programme and we will update all those involved in the programme when further information becomes available. The European Commission (EC) has also published an update on their Erasmus+ website here which links to an article on the UK’s status within the EU here.