Here is an update as far the measures taken by the EU Commission in line with Erasmus + are concerned:
- Erasmus+ application deadline were extended. To respond to these uncertainties, EU Commission will apply the maximum flexibility they can in the implementation of the programme, within the limits of the applicable legal framework;
- The EU Commission has issued guidance to Erasmus+ National Agencies that they can invoke the “force majeure” clauses. This will allow them to assess the possibility to accept additional costs up to a maximum grant amount. It may also enable them to postpone the planned activities by up to 12 months per project. National Authorities are also informed ;
- A webinar was organised by the European Students’ Union (ESU) and the Erasmus Students’ Network (ESN) with speakers from the European Commission and Erasmus+ National Agencies, to inform about the implication of COVID19 on Eramus + students;
- The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) has published information for project coordinators as well as answers to frequently asked questions.
T.I.M.E. Association will closely monitor the situation and inform its members.