EFE more than one hundred European personalities of culture and sport have signed an open letter to the heads of State and Government of the EU. Also subscribe missive, among others, the philosopher Fernando Savater and writer Javier Marias, in addition to several Olympic champions. All of them are worried about to drastically reduce scholarships because of disputes over the budgets of the EU. The actor Javier Bardem, Pedro Almodovar film director and President of FC Barcelona, Sandro Rossell, are some of the Spanish personalities who have acceded to the European initiative in support of the threatened Erasmus University exchange programme. More than one hundred European personalities from the worlds of education, art, literature, economics, philosophy and sport have signed an open letter to the heads of State and Government of the EU in support of Erasmus, he has today informed the delegation in Madrid from the European Commission. Also subscribe to the letter, among other things, the philosopher Fernando Savater and the writer Javier Marias. Other European figures include the Greek Cypriot Christopher Pissarides, premio Nobel in Economics (2010), the German actor of Spanish origin Daniel Bruhl and several Olympic champions.
Do they all ECHO is the concern of the students by the system and that the granting of scholarships because of disputes over the budgets of the EU be reduced drastically for 2012 and 2013?. The program already this year boasts 90 million euros less, and there are fears that the situation worsen in 2013, although over the past twenty-five years, Erasmus has made it possible to almost three million young Europeans to study in another country. The letter points out that if the budgets of the EU for 2012 and 2013 are not sufficient to maintain the commitments undertaken with students, thousands of them could lose is an experience that can change their life. Missive requests that investment in education and training constitute the core of Europe’s response to the crisis, and stresses the plans of the Commission increase opportunities for young people to improve their skills and their job opportunities with the new Erasmus programme for all, will begin in 2014. The letter concludes that Erasmus for all will cost less than 2% of the EU budget and in the coming weeks the heads of Government of the EU will have a unique opportunity in life give their approval to the new program and resources you need.