Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Kinder- und Jugendhilfe (AGJ, Germany): "Erasmus for all? EU programme for a stand-alone youth policy!"

Statement by the Child and Youth Welfare Association – AGJ on the proposal by the European Commission for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing “ERASMUS FOR ALL”

Under the Danish presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Council and the European Parliament are currently negotiating a programme package, the effects of which will unfold in the field of youth amongst others from 2014.

On 23 November 2011, the Commission presented a proposal for the fields of education, training, youth and sport. This combines the current programmes Lifelong Learning, YOUTH IN ACTION and international cooperation programmes in the field of education creating one programme named “Erasmus for all”.

However, the structuring of this draft programme is not oriented towards the areas of education, youth and sport, but towards three overarching thematic fields of action: learning mobility of individuals, cooperation for innovation and good practices and support for policy reform.

Within this statement, the Child and Youth Welfare Association – AGJ undertakes an assessment of this draft programme from a youth policy perspective.

To read the statement in full, click here