Written Question: Future EU – UK relations on culture and education

(Source: European Parliament)

Date submitted: 24 February 2021

Question for written answer E-001095/2021
to the Commission
Rule 138
Željana Zovko (PPE)

Subject: Future EU – UK relations on culture and education

Education and culture are by far one of the most important priorities and treasures of the European Union. The UK’s decision to leave the EU and withdraw from the Erasmus+ programme has affected the lives of millions of UK and EU students, reducing their chances of experiencing the benefits of this life-changing and culturally enriching programme, which also allows participants to gain experience. Furthermore, the UK has also cut ties with the EU for cultural exchanges, creating many uncertainties for musicians, artists and everyone in the cultural and creative sectors.

  1. Is the Commission working on some kind of alternative programme for EU students wishing to study at UK universities?
  2. What about freedom of movement for cultural and creative workers, artists and musicians travelling between the EU and the UK for business purposes? Will they be able to travel to the UK to perform without visas and restrictions?
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