April 23, 2008
We need to boost the Erasmus, Socrates and Galileo programmes. If we do not significantly increase the number of exchanges carried out under these programmes, we cannot hope to arrive at a true European awareness amongst our citizens.
First of all, we need to increase the budget devoted to these programmes. (For example, the current 300€ per month awarded in the Erasmus programme is ridiculous.) However, this is not enough. We also need to make it much easier for people to get information about these programmes. In particular, we need a dedicated organisation in each Member State, which gives information about all three programmes.