Should negotiations with the Economic Commission fail, Hungary will bear the costs of the Erasmus student grant programme, Finance Minister Mihály Varga said on Tuesday in Brussels.
EU education, research and mobility schemes must be guaranteed to everyone participating in Hungarian university life, regardless of who runs the university, the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference (MRK) said at the weekend.
The opposition Democratic Coalition (DK) has proposed convening parliament’s cultural committee to discuss the European Union’s withdrawal of Hungary’s Erasmus higher education funding, DK MP Olga Kálmán told an online press conference.
“Higher education without the Erasmus programme is inconceivable,” the federation of Hungarian student governments (HÖOK) said on Wednesday, urging an early agreement between the Hungarian government and the European Union to ensure that Hungarian universities run by foundations should continue receiving EU funds under the programme in 2024.
If the matter of Hungary’s Erasmus funding is not resolved, Hungary will file a lawsuit at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) over the resolution suspending the programme, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said.
If the Erasmus scholarship negotiations with the European Union do not lead to a result, the government will pay the cost of the scholarships – announced the minister in charge of the Prime Minister’s Office on Thursday in Budapest, in the Government Information.
Higher education is unimaginable without Erasmus – states the announcement of the National Conference of Student Self-Governments (HÖOK).
The University of Sopron is the only Hungarian founding member in the Nature Positive Universities Alliance (NPUA) which has been set up under an initiative by the United Nations Environment Programme and the University of Oxford, the University of Sopron said on Monday.
The European Union’s Erasmus+ programmes can continue undisturbed in Hungary this year, the ministry of culture and innovation said on Monday.
The government has decided to broaden the cap on interest payments to cover student loans, the minister of economic development said on Tuesday.