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SOCRATES receives more money

Funds for SOCRATES II, the action programme in the field of education, will increase from 1,550 million euro to 2,500m euro for the period of 2000 to 2006, according to an amendment made to a recommendation submitted by Doris Pack, German Member of the European Parliament.

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Funds for SOCRATES II, the action programme in the field of education, will increase from 1,550 million euro to 2,500m euro for the period of 2000 to 2006, according to an amendment made to a recommendation submitted by Doris Pack, German Member of the European Parliament.

On 17 February 1999, the Committee on Culture, Youth, Education and the Media, approved the draft recommendation on the common position of the Council on the second phase of the SOCRATES II programme.

One of the most important amendments adopted concerns this increase in funding. The original 27% funding for Comenius will be maintained to take better account of measures and projects favouring mobility of trainees.

Other amendments call for more cooperation between Universities and higher education institutions by recognising credits and qualifications obtained elsewhere.

An evaluation report is requested from the Commission by 31 December 2002.

The draft recommendation will be considered by the full Parliament at the February plenary session in Brussels.

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