More young people able to study and train abroad under Erasmus+  

Young people in Europe will have a range of options for studying, training or taking up apprenticeships abroad under a single new programme to be endorsed by Parliament on Tuesday. It will include a loan-guarantee facility which will help thousands of students get cheap loans to study for masters degrees in other EU countries. The programme has a budget of over €14.7 billion (at 2013 prices).

Between 4 and 5 million young people aged between 13 and 30 at all levels of education will be eligible for grants to study abroad by 2020. They will include young sportspeople and volunteers working to combat doping, discrimination and violence in sport.

Procedure: Co-decision (Ordinary Legislative Procedure),1st reading
Debate: Monday, 18 November
Vote: Tuesday, 19 November
Press conference: Tuesday, 19 November, at 15.00 with the rapporteur Doris Pack (EPP, DE) and Commissioner A. Vassiliou
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