Erasmus+ funds all sorts of educational activities in different settings, including in schools, youth exchanges, cultural projects, volunteering, vocational training and studying at university abroad.
Over the past 30 years, 600,000 people from the UK have taken part in Erasmus+. Between 2014 and 2020, Erasmus+ will have been worth £793 million to the UK.
With the UK leaving the European Union, the membership of Erasmus+ is in jeopardy. That is why I was pleased to sign a petition to ask the UK Government to commit to maintain participation in the Erasmus+ programme after Brexit.
Many of my constituents in South Scotland have benefited so much from this funding and it would be a shame to see it go. You can also get involved by signing the petition and find more information about Erasmus+ by clicking here.