UK plan not to fully participate in Erasmus+ programme is a deliberate discrimination against Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Organisations ( BAME).
Erasmus+ programme was accessible by UK small BAME organisations, NGOs, social enterprises and charities, particularly in relation to inclusion. If UK leaves Erasmus+ programme, and launches a similar programme ( UK Erasmus+), BAME organisations will not have access to this new UK programme. It is well known that UK funding programmes do not have strong criteria in relation to diversity, equality and inclusion. The UK organisations which have money ( reserves) and led by the white are the ones who gets funding money.
Even if UK decides to participate in EU Erasmus+ programmes, the programme actions that involve BAME organisations and other small organisations working with young people with fewer opportunities will be excluded. The UK government prefers to participate in Erasmus+ Programmes that are dominated by the UK white class. This is another example of deliberate discrimination against BAME organisations being planned by the UK government.
UK BAME organisations face discrimination in all funding programmes. They will not have access to the new UK funding similar to Erasmus+ programme ( being designed by the Tory Administration). This new funding will be more accessible to larger white-led organisations as it is the case regarding International Development Funding Programmes run by the UK government and dominated by UK NGOs working in Africa and other developing regions.
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