Brussels latest: EU’s youth indoctrination project will be complete by 2025

Should the UK continue paying for the ‘Juncker Youth’ and other programmes from Brussels for Generation Z?

© Brexit Facts4EU.Org 2020

The 88% of UK lecturers who voted Remain will no doubt continue their plans for the UK’s youth

Last week the EU Commission announced that it will be completing a “European Education Area” by 2025, thereby moving one further step towards the homogenisation of the formerly independent nation states of Europe.

For years the EU has been achieving its goal is by targeting young people with continuous propaganda and ‘initiatives’ as we have reported many times before. Here is what they say about their latest move:-

“The European Education Area is underpinned by six dimensions: quality, inclusion and gender equality, green and digital transitions, teachers, higher education, a stronger Europe in the world. Initiatives will inter alia look at ways to enhance quality, notably with regard to basic and digital skills and to make school education more inclusive and gender sensitive and improve school success. They will help strengthen understanding of climate change and sustainability, foster the greening of education infrastructure, support the teaching profession, further roll out European Universities and enhance connectivity among education and training institutions.

“The Communication sets out the means and milestones to achieve the European Education Area by 2025, supported by Europe's Recovery Plan (NextGenerationEU) and the Erasmus+ Programme.”

What does this mean?

Worryingly, post-Brexit the Government of Boris Johnson still seems determined to continue paying into the EU’s self-serving and wasteful ‘Erasmus+’ programme. If the Government is trying to appeal to the youth vote, there are much better and more efficient ways to achieve this.

An important part of educating young people is by imparting facts, to inform and hone their decision-making processes. However, when the majority of the teaching profession is anti-Brexit and ‘woke’, there could be a problem.

Brexit Summary

  • 75% of secondary school teachers backed Remain
  • Nearly 90% of university lecturers backed Remain

© Brexit Facts4EU.Org - click the chart to enlarge

Above is how the teaching profession voted in the EU Referendum, according to the Times Educational Supplement survey at the time.

Here are some facts which teachers/lecturers may not have told their pupils/students

Only 0.5% of UK higher education students use the EU’s ‘Erasmus+’ study programme.

  • 99.5% of UK students do NOT use it
  • Less than 10,000 higher education students study in the EU27, out of 1.84 million [EU / Universities UK data]
  • Pro-rata, staff use it three times more than students
  • Erasmus+ does NOT require EU Membership. Iceland, Norway, Turkey, Serbia, Liechtenstein and North Macedonia are all part of Erasmus, but are not in the EU.

Click chart to enlarge - © Brexit Facts4EU.Org

One example of the build-up of the ‘European Education Area’, which the UK has been paying for

One part of the ‘European Education Area’ is called the ‘European Solidarity Corps’. Given that it was founded under the reign of the previous President of the EU Commission, we have always referred to this as the ‘Juncker Youth’. It started in 2016 but the EU's legislation didn't follow until two years later. Here is what the EU says about it:-

“The young people who participate in the European Solidarity Corps will all agree with and uphold its Mission and Principles.”

“The European Solidarity Corps was first set up by mobilising available EU funding from different programmes, including Erasmus+. The regulation that established the European Solidarity Corps (adopted 2 October 2018) made it a as a stand-alone programme that now benefits from its own budget. With a budget of €375.6 million for 2018-2020, it offers opportunities to young people to carry out volunteering activities, traineeships and jobs and run their own solidarity projects.”

This law gives legal effect and a large budget to a programme of activities for young people prepared to commit to a ‘solidarity’ pledge to the EU. The planned budget for the period starting 2021 has been put at over €1 billion.

Here is the opening paragraph of the EU’s law:

“Solidarity among Union citizens and among Member States is one of the universal values on which the Union is built. This common value guides the Union's actions and provides it with the necessary unity for coping with current and future societal challenges, which young Europeans are willing to help address by expressing their solidarity in practice. Solidarity also stimulates young people's interest in the common European project.”

- Regulation (EU) 2018/1475 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Oct 2018

Note that the opening paragraph of the new law starts with the overriding reason for the ‘Juncker Youth’ – to get young people expressing ‘solidarity’ and ‘unity’ with the unelected EU Commission’s self-declared ideals.

Very few young people have actually participated in a project

According to the EU Commission, whilst 175,000 registered their interest in the European Solidarity Corps, only 30,000 young people have actually gone ahead and particpated in an activity.

There are 86,531,328 young people aged 15-29 in the EU. The proportion of these participating in the Solidarity Corps is just 0.035%.

What are these small number of young people doing that is costing so much money?

Below are some examples from the EU's own literature:-

“Charlotte Dumoulin from Belgium is volunteering in Helsinki, Finland in an organisation promoting peace, equality, anti-racism and dialogue. Charlotte is working with youth workers to help them overcome their prejudices in their work.

“Vladislavs Jelisejevs from Latvia worked in Dumbravita, Romania in the project ‘European Diversity in Human Unity’ in which he focussed on delivering non-formal education to students of all ages, in and around the city of Baia Mare.”

Right: Solidarity Corps volunteer supporting migrants in Italy

- EU factsheet, Sept 2018

Copyright EU Commission


For years we have been deeply troubled about the standards of education and the indoctrination of our youth by educators whose political opinions do not reflect the views of the majority of the population.

In particular we have been worried by the EU’s insidious and ever-growing initiatives to brainwash an entire generation into believing its propaganda. With Brexit, we expected that at least the EU’s efforts in this regard would no longer be supported by UK taxpayers’ money. If the Government of Mr Johnson participates in any way in the EU’s youth propaganda machine, and continues to fund it, we shall have a great deal to say on the matter.

One week to go…?

Boris Johnson set a new deadline of 15 October 2020 for the conclusion of the UK-EU trade talks, which bizarrely include items such as the UK’s participation in - and payment for – various EU programmes such as those outlined above. Readers will recall that Mr Johnson’s original deadline was back in June.

As with all other Brexit ‘deadlines’ it seems that this one will also be extended. No.10 is now only talking of having the ‘essence of the deal’ agreed by the 15th, which is in one week’s time.

We suggest it would set a powerful marker if the PM walks away from the negotiations on Thursday next week, assuming the EU has failed to back down from its ridiculous demands. None of these demands exist in any other trade deal which the EU has struck, and no self-respecting independent country around the world would accept them.

We repeat our advice to the Government:-

  1. Repudiate the Withdrawal Treaty (including the Northern Ireland Protocol) now, on the grounds that the EU has acted in bad faith during the entirety of the negotiations, and
  2. Stand firm and refuse to compromise on any trade deal involving a watering down of the UK’s sovereignty and independence of action, and
  3. Start communicating effectively to the British public and to the rest of the world

And let’s please not have any nonsense about staying in (and paying for) the EU’s youth propaganda programmes. Far more UK students go to the USA as part of their studies than to any EU country.

Our young people will always be independent and will vote with their feet, as they have done for decades. Let’s not waste anything more on the EU. Students were able to study in Europe before the EU started trying to control everything. We are sure that ways will be found for this to continue, but this should not involve signing up to the EU's profligate schemes of self-promotion.

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[ Sources: EU Commission | Times Educational Supplement | Universities UK | HESA ] Politicians and journalists can contact us for details, as ever.

Brexit Facts4EU.Org, Thur 08 Oct 2020

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