EU commits to ensuring basic education for every child by 2030
EU News 250/2013
Brussels, 23 May 2013
The European Commission will confirm today its commitment to making education more equal and of a higher quality in the Development agenda beyond 2015 through continued financial support, during a High level event in Brussels.
Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, will announce that at least 20% of the 2014-2020 aid budget is foreseen for human development and social inclusion, education being a main component of it. As much as €2.5 billion will be mobilised for education, confirming it as a priority for EU development post-2015. At least €1.5 billion will go to the future Erasmus for All programme (an academic exchange programme between EU and overseas universities, which has helped pupils improve their education by gaining experience of studying abroad).
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