ColegauCymru welcomes announcement of new International Learning Exchange programme to make good the loss of Erasmus+

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The Welsh Government has today announced a new international learning exchange programme, following the UK Government’s decision to withdraw from the popular Erasmus+ scheme. 

ColegauCymru Chair, Guy Lacey said, 

“We are pleased to welcome Welsh Government’s announcement. The value of international exchange programmes has long been known in the FE sector, providing opportunities to broaden the horizons of its participants which in turn gives a positive impact on individuals, colleges and the wider community. The assurance will also allow us to maintain and build on our relationships with overseas partners.” 

ColegauCymru European and International Project Manager Sian Holleran added, 

“Overseas programmes such as these provide excellent opportunities for both learners and staff. It is particularly reassuring to see that the Welsh Government is committed to funding these opportunities over the long term. This will enable us to develop a more strategic approach to our international work and to explore internationalisation more broadly within the FE sector in Wales.” 

Further Information 

Welsh Government Press Release
New International Learning Exchange programme to make good the loss of Erasmus+
21 March 2021 

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