Through updated communication received from the European Commission in relation to the withdrawal deal reached on 24 December 2020, the UK shall cease to participate in Erasmus after the official withdrawal date of 31 December 2020.
Earlier communication received from the UK National Agency confirmed that under the terms of the EU (withdrawal agreement) bill 2019-2020, which provides the detail of the UK’s departure from the EU, it outlines that the UK will continue to participate fully in the current Erasmus+ programme is still valid.
Therefore, the UK’s involvement in Erasmus+ in the current phase of the programmes remains unchanged.
All successful 2020 Erasmus call applicants (Universities) will be able to collaborate with the UK for the full duration of their project.
What does this mean?
This means that selected 2020 Erasmus+ projects will be able to send participants to the UK as well as host UK participants, and participate in funded KA2/3 projects (both UK led and those involving UK partners) for the full duration of their project.
Erasmus+ projects awarded under the 2020 may have a duration of up to 36 months, meaning that mobility with the UK may be possible with the majority of UK partners until May 2023. The UM has extended its Erasmus project duration to May 2023 to ensure that students and staff may benefit from mobilities to the UK for as long as possible.
Discussions with our UK partners have been underway to ensure their intention to extend their participation too.
And for UM Staff and Students?
To this end, UM students and staff will be able to apply for funding to proceed with Erasmus+ mobilities to the UK during the upcoming academic year 2021/2022 and until May 2023, subject to availability of funds.
The Erasmus+ 2021 Call for application for student mobility will be published in the coming days and a call for staff mobility will be published in the summer.
We shall keep you updated with any other Brexit information as soon as it becomes available.