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EU launches new initiative to boost youth mobility

27 Mar 2017, 20:51 ( 27 Mar, 2017)

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The European Commission on Monday launched a new initiative to support learning and mobility of youth within Europe.

This one-off initiative, called "Move2Learn, Learn2Move," was launched on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus program, a European Union (EU) student exchange program established in 1987.

The initiative will be implemented through the eTwinning network, which has been enabling teachers and students across Europe to develop projects together through an online platform.

The Commission has identified 2.5 million euros from the Erasmus plus budget for this initiative. The initiative will be open to school classes of students aged 16 and above taking part in eTwinning. It will enable at least 5,000 young students to travel to another European Union (EU) country.

The initiative receives 13 million euros per year from the Erasmus plus program.

The platform has so far connected more than half of the schools in Europe and involved over 2 million students and more than 450,000 teachers.