Commissioner Vassiliou remains open to discuss funding schemes in front of the European Parliament
Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, met with the CULT Committee chaired by Doris Pack at the European Parliament on 19 June. The Commissioner kept on defending Erasmus for all as an adequate brand for what it encompasses, namely a streamlined architecture for a programme breaking down barriers between sectors. She thinks minimum allocations per sector should not be binding as some flexibility is needed for the coming years. Last but not least, she stood firm on discontinued operating grants for civil society organisations when MEP Katarina Nevedalova defended the youth field and lifelong learning, but remained open to new discussions on how to formulate the best criteria. See EUCIS-LLL and the 30 Stakeholders Coalition position papers and amendments; EUCIS-LLL members can find minutes of the CULT Committee on our website.