Europaeum issues Statement: The task after Brexit

The Europaeum is convinced it will have a greater role in building bridges across Europe, and to deliver the vision of founder George Weidenfeld, following the recent UK vote to leave the European Union. The association has now issued a statement (see link here) affirming its future role. We urge the new British Government, led by Prime Minister, Theresa May to protect the UK’s science research budget – worth around £66 million to Oxford from EU sources last year – and to ensure that the UK remains part of the Erasmus scheme and engaged in the Horizon 2020 programme objectives. Meanwhile the Europaeum has pledged to maintain its support for the University consortium Oxford Debates on the UK and EU, or EUK@OX, it helped found to allow for full discussions around the nature of the Brexit arrangements to continue. More information on this will be posted as it emerges.