Erasmus+, Creative Europe, European Solidarity Corps: commitee confirms trilogue deals 

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The Culture and Education committee on Monday confirmed the provisional agreements with Council on Erasmus+, Creative Europe and European Solidarity Corps programmes for 2021-2027.

Erasmus+: backed unanimously

All 29 votes were cast to confirm the outcome of the provisional agreement.

During the talks on the new Erasmus+ programme MEPs managed to secure a 2.2 billion EUR top-up, ensured rules to include significantly more people with fewer opportunities, as well as ensured participation of adult learners in the mobility programme

Read details on the deal in the press release after the concluding trilogue on 11.12.2020 and watch statements by the EP negotiators.

Creative Europe: backed unanimously

All 29 votes were cast to confirm the outcome of the provisional agreement.

For Creative Europe MEPs managed to increase support for the cultural and creative sector by 36%, to raise the importance of gender equality and to demand an European added value in the projects.

Read details on the deal in the press relase after the concluding trilogue “Creative Europe: 2.2 billion EUR support secured for artists” (15.12.2020) and watch statements by EP negotiators.


European Solidarity Corps: backed by 28 in favour and 1 abstentions

During the legislative negotiations on European Solidarity Corps MEPs managed to strengthen the quality demands for volunteering activities. A new humanitarian aid volunteering strand has been added to the programme and, thanks to MEPs, the age limit of humanitarian aid volunteers will be 35 years (as compared to the traditional EU volunteer age limit of 18 to 30 years) with a possibility to hire experts and coaches without the age limit.

Read details in the press relase after the concluding trilogue: New volunteering programme for young people in Europe and beyond agreed (11.12.2020).

Next steps

All three programme regulations will be adopted with an early second reading procedure. After receiving the formal first reading by the Council (following linguistic verification and translations into all EU languages), the Parliament yet has to vote the text into law (dates tbc).