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Knowing Me, Knowing You: Europe-level Policy: Erasmus Exchanges – Policy Report

The Wonder Foundation invited young people from the UK, Spain and Slovenia to use their creativity, ingenuity, and expertise to develop and submit policy ideas to facilitate migrant integration. This was part of our Erasmus+ funded programme, 'Knowing Me, Knowing You', which has encouraged young people to think about how to make migrants feel more welcome in Europe. They came up with three policy ideas which have been adapted to the situation in each country.

The European policy proposal aims to improve the accessibility of the Erasmus Programme to reach as many young people as possible. The Erasmus Programme provides students with the opportunity to study or take on traineeships in another European country, thus allowing them to build cross-cultural relationships and learning. Funding provided to Erasmus students is often insufficient for economically disadvantaged students, and it is estimated that over one million students are kept from enrolling on the programme because of the expense. This proposal recommends providing grant top-ups to socio-economically disadvantaged students to ensure a more diverse pool of participants.

UK Version       Spain Version       Slovenia Version