On the 2nd of May, the European Commission presented its proposal for the Multiannual Financial Framework for the 2021-2027 period (2021-2027 MFF), outlining the structure of the EU budget and the policy priorities of the EU for a period of seven years, together with proposals on own resources financing the EU budget with regard to Brexit. Regarding the structure of the 2021-2027 MFF, the Commission’s proposals have the ambition to align the budget closer to the political priorities, to simplify the structure of the EU budget (i.e. a reduced number of programmes), and to increase the flexibility within and between programmes.
EuropeActive has contributed to the consultation on the mid-term evaluation of Erasmus + and it is currently involved in the discussion on how to shape to future new programme. At the moment, rumours (?) said that some key political leaders from EU Members states are calling for 10 times for budget for Erasmus+ and also President Junker, on the day of the 30th anniversary of Erasmus, said that more investment in this programme is needed.
Full information on the next steps towards the approval of the new Multiannual Financial Framework is available in the briefing document of 2021-2027 MFF.