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Erasmus: EU Defence Policy

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will assess the potential merits of pluriannual funding for a Military Erasmus programme from the European Security and Defence Policy budget. (266898)

There are no plans for pluriannual funding for the European Initiative on the exchange of young officers inspired by Erasmus, nor is there a separate European Security and Defence Policy budget for such initiatives. The scheme, sometimes described as military Erasmus, is a voluntary arrangement in which member states can choose to participate at their own cost. The UK is not participating in this scheme.