21. März 2017

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Erasmus, the Rectors’ Conference of Swiss universities (swissuniversities) is publishing an appeal for Switzerland’s re-association with the Erasmus+ Programme. In 2014, with the adoption of the immigration initiative, Switzerland lost its status as Programme Country and, since then, has been taking part indirectly through the temporary solution for Erasmus+. 

swissuniversities is calling for negotiations with the European Commission to be resumed in order to find innovative solutions for a re-association of Switzerland. It sees the temporary solution for Erasmus+ as bringing with it a number of serious restrictions for Swiss universities and higher education institutions. They are continually losing visibility and influence within the international university landscape.

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Plaidoyer Erasmus+ (FR)