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Looking back on the week of our parliamentary delegation in Washington DC

It is particularly important for Democrats on both sides to work more closely together.

For more mobility in Europe

Laurence Farreng MEP at EDP Council

Laurence Farreng is the negotiator for the Renew Europe group for the new Erasmus + 2021-2027 programme.

In this context, she is strongly committed to the democratisation of the programme by leading the budget battle to increase it and allow more young people, from all backgrounds, to experience mobility.

As a result, the budget has been doubled (28 billion euros) compared to the 2014-2021 programme and significant progress has been made:

  • A programme for all: a chapter dedicated to inclusion is one of the European Parliament's victories. The aim is to allow programme adjustments and higher grants for participants whose geographical, social, economic or disability situation limits their mobility opportunities.
  • A greener programme: with better support for green mobility choices, specific indicators...
  • A programme extended to new categories of participants: mobility for primary school and kindergarten teachers, sports staff, adults in rehabilitation...
  • An innovative programme, with three new initiatives now fully integrated:
    • European University Alliances: creation of inter-European campuses and a genuine European Higher Education Diploma.
    • Centres of excellence for vocational education and training, the counterpart of the European University Alliances for vocational education.
    • Discover EU: tickets for 18 year olds to discover Europe by train.

Laurence Farreng is now in charge of monitoring the implementation of inclusion initiatives. As a member of the Cercle Erasmus within the Erasmus France Agency and the Euro App Mobility Foundation, she is particularly committed to the mobility of apprentices and the creation of a European status for apprentice mobility. She is also a member of the Conference for the Future of Europe and particularly of the Youth and Education Group.