Committee Chair Sabine Verheyen in a video statement following the debate
Committee Chair Sabine Verheyen in a video statement following the debate Image: still video European Parliament

CULT Committee criticises the cuts to Erasmus+ and Creative Europe by the European Commission

In a debate on 22 June, the European Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee (CULT Committee) criticised the cuts to the Erasmus+ programme and the Creative Europe programme made by the European Commission in its new proposal for the 2021-2027 budget.

“We do not support the Commission’s proposal”, said Committee Chair Sabine Verheyen at the opening of the debate. “Here is what this means for EU programmes: Creative Europe will be supporting fewer artists and fewer creators. For Erasmus+, we can kiss goodbye to the aim of reaching 12 million participants.”

In a video statement following the debate, Committee Chair Sabine Verheyen said: “We, as Parliament, said very clearly that we need a tripling of the Erasmus+ and a doubling of Creative Europe”.

Read the full press release by the CULT Committee on the European Parliament website. Watch the video statement by Committee Chair Sabine Verheyen following the debate here.

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