Seville says goodbye to Erasmus with UK after 34 years

The program that has defended the European spirit, thanks to the mobility of students from all universities in Europe, leaves the UK with Brexit, “Brexit”, as European institutions have insisted on many occasions: be tough and ringing.

A more than 34-year phase of the program ends, in which about 17,000 Britons leave their island and some 30,000 continental Europeans enter it. For many, the experience changed their lives in every way.

Farewell for 24 months

Although the United Kingdom officially, as of 1 February 2020, no longer formally belongs to the European Union, the University of Seville has reported that the Commission has granted a 24-month extension until the session (2021/2022) with the aim of implementing the funds granted in 2020.

All this, of course, is “through bilateral mobility agreements with British universities and following the same principles of reciprocity (the student pays at his home university) and academic recognition (the student is known for the subjects he passes in mobility).”

Currently, the University of Seville has 100 students in both directions (in both Seville and the UK) and the generation that rejects this program will be on the other side of the English Channel. For his part, Pablo de Olavide sends 40 students and receives them in this little time.

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From 2022/2023, in honor of the fight against the Nazis

By then, the opponent’s minutes will have expired. Limited. Erasmus in Elizabeth II will not exist, neither for the Europeans nor for the British, however, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced that the United Kingdom will launch its own mobility program called Alan Turing, a very symbolic name for the purpose of honoring the mathematician, who is considered an introduction to computing Modern, he managed to decipher Nazi messages in WWII with the Enigma machine.

Alan Turing is still a mobility program in draft condition, but the idea is that it could fund mobility among British students around the world. As for European universities, if you want to promote residency in the United Kingdom, these institutions will have to bear the expenses with their own funds.

The University of Seville, in particular, has nearly half a million euros in international scholarships for destinations “outside of Erasmus”. The United Kingdom will enter that bag.

The final touch to show divorce

After four years of painful negotiations, the withdrawal agreement that embodies Britain’s exit from the European Union, that is, the divorce between the European Union and the United Kingdom, came into effect on February 1, 2020, and comes into effect under international law. .

Specifically, Article 138 of the Withdrawal Agreement states, in relation to the Union’s programs and activities committed under the Multiyear Financial Framework for the period 2014-2020 or prior financial prospects, that the relevant Union Act will continue to apply to the United Kingdom after December 31, 2020 until the end of these programs. And activities.

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