If Erasmus disappears, the EU will pay the price

Changes in the EU’s 2013 budget have led to a shortfall for the lifelong-learning programme, Erasmus.

It is widely acknowledged among public bodies and in society at large that the current crisis is fostering a lost generation of citizens with severely limited prospects (“Give young people the skills to work”, 15-21 November). What the European institutions do not seem to realise is that economic policy decisions also risk producing an entire generation chronically disengaged from the European dream.

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