Budapest, March 12 (MTI) – The European Union’s Erasmus+ programme being launched will be an investment in a common future, Zoltan Balog, the human resources minister, said on today.
Addressing a Budapest conference, he said the programme meant a 11 percent rise in Hungarian resources available for education, training and mobility this year, envisaging 31 million euros for the purpose.
Erasmus+ is a programme which is civic centred and oriented to youth and the future, in which the member states strengthen each another irrespective of their disputes elsewhere, Balog said.
Androulla Vassiliou, the EU education, culture, multilingualism and youth commissioner, said the programme would assist over 100,000 Hungarian students in education, training and mobility during the seven years to come.
Erasmus+ has a total budget of 14.7 billion euros, 40 percent more than any previous similar programmes, targeted for supporting over 4 million young people throughout the EU, she said.