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Erasmus, asylum and migration and trade negotiations with the US - this week at the European Parliament

From funding rules for the new Erasmus programme to mandate for future trade negotiations with the US. Check what UK MEPs are up!



Erasmus. The Culture and Education Committee will vote on the funding rules for the new Erasmus programme, for 2021-2027, on Wednesday. The renewed programme aims to help create a European Education Area by 2025 by promoting cross-border learning mobility for students, apprentices and adult learners.

Asylum and migration. The Civil Liberties Committee will vote on the funding rules for the EU Asylum and Migration Fund, for 2021-2027, on Tuesday. The fund will provide support to the member states to manage migration, particularly on asylum, integration and countering irregular migration.

Trade negotiations with the US. The Internation Trade Committee will decide on its input to the Commission's negotiating mandate for future trade negotiations with the US on Tuesday. The draft resolution suggests not approving the draft negotiating directives, while amendments going in the opposite direction have also been tabled for the vote.


UK MEP's in the spotlight

Establishing contingency measures in the field of social security coordination following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Rapporteur: Jean LAMBERT (London, Greens)

Integrated safety, security and service approach at football matches and other sports events
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and Committee on Culture and Education
Rapporteur for the opinion: Emma MCCLARKIN (East Midlands, Conservative)


European elections:
first projections of seats of the next Parliament


100 days before voters elect their MEPs who will choose the next Commission President, journalists are invited to a key briefing on:

  • key dates leading up to the elections and lead candidate debates
  • media tools, deliverables and practical details in the run-up to Election days
  • first of a series of seat projections for the overall Parliament to come
  • Q&A

Monday 18 February 9.30-10.30 UK time

Full Agenda
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