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Wales sets up its own Erasmus programme

Exchange scheme will ‘fill the gaps’ left by Boris Johnson’s Turing programme, which ‘lacks key benefits’

Wales is to go it alone from the rest of the UK and establish its own version of the Erasmus education exchange programme, saying it will “fill the gaps” left by the replacement Turing scheme drawn up by Boris Johnson’s government in Westminster.

The UK government withdrew from the EU’s Erasmus scheme, which offered student exchanges as well as school links and work experience, as part of its Brexit deal struck last year. But the Welsh government says the new Turing programme lacks key benefits that made Erasmus so valuable for young people.

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