The new European Solidarity Corps deserves its own budget – it should not be funded at the expense of the Erasmus+ or Europe for Citizens programmes, urge Culture and Education Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on March 22nd.
The Commission is expected to table a comprehensive legislative proposal by May. However, the initial 2017 phase of the Solidarity Corps has already kicked off and the European Commission wants to fund it with more than €58 million initially allocated to the Erasmus + and Europe for Citizens programmes.
EUNET welcomes the clear statement by the CULT committee of the European Parliament.
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