In a statement, the EU executive notes that “the EU has invested an additional EUR 17.6 million to support over 8,500 newly selected African students and staff to participate in the Erasmus + program in 2019”.

“This increase in Erasmus + funding is another step towards the commitment announced by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker […] to support 35,000 African students and researchers by 2020,” the institution said in the press release.

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