The EU commits €2.1 billion annually to supporting and developing young people through the Erasmus+ programme by:
- Helping undergraduates study at other European universities
- Promoting voluntary work opportunities through EVS
- Facilitating work placements and internships, helped by our EU Twin Town connections
- Involving young people in Youth Exchanges, with emphasis given to those with fewer opportunities in their lives.
Gloucestershire’s young people have participated in EU supported exchange programmes with Germany, France, Poland, Estonia, Finland, Slovakia, Hungary and others.
Teachers and youth workers meet their European counterparts to share best practice, learn new approaches and make new contacts.
Gloucestershire University and other local institutions benefit from EU funded research projects.
These opportunities won’t exist if we leave the EU.