Twenty-five years after its launch, Erasmus hits new record
Jobless, but not discouraged. It’s European youngsters. Although 1 out of 4 young people do not have a job, in fact, the number of those who decide to invest in their education is increasingly higher. Especially doing experience abroad, even if for a short period of time. A confirmation comes from a recent communication of the European Commission which drew up a report for the silver anniversary of the Erasmus Programme. According to this report, throughout the 2010/11 academic year, more than 231,000 young people have received grants to study abroad: +8.5% compared to the previous year. Luxembourg sent the largest number of students abroad as a proportion to the national student population. The three most popular destinations were Spain, France and Germany. Spain also sent the largest number of students abroad, and this must be seen in the light of its catastrophic unemployment rate (24.1%).
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