This week in Europe in brief: Commission proposes ‘Erasmus for all’; MEPs against stem-cell research; Funders endorse astroparticle wish list; Medicines agency appoints deputy director; Spain improves access to its biobanks.
Commission proposes ‘Erasmus for all’
The European Commission has proposed a €19-billion (£16.3bn) programme for education funding in 2014-20 called Erasmus for All. If the European Parliament and member states approve, there will be an increase of 70 per cent in education funding compared to 2007-13. The wide-ranging Erasmus for All would focus on learning mobility, cooperation for innovation and policy reforms, and would bring existing programmes, such as Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action, under a single banner.