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As of 22/01/2020

L'accord de retrait négocié entre l’Union européenne et le Royaume-Uni a été validé par les députés britanniques le 9 janvier 2020.
S’il est également ratifié par le Parlement européen le 29 janvier, le Royaume-Uni sortira de l'Union européenne le 31 janvier 2020 à minuit.
S'ouvrira alors une période de transition de 11 mois (renouvelable une fois) au cours de laquelle les parties tenteront de s'accorder sur leurs futures relations et pendant laquelle le Royaume-Uni est traité comme un Etat membre et participe aux programmes de l’UE.
Pour Erasmus +, cela signifie :
- pour l’appel à propositions 2020 : le Royaume-Uni est pleinement éligible jusqu’à la clôture des projets.
- pour les appels à propositions antérieurs à 2020 : les partenaires britanniques de projets Erasmus+ restent éligibles jusqu’à la clôture des projets.
Les activités organisées avec des partenaires britanniques dans le cadre d’un projet Erasmus+ financé sur la programmation 2014-2020 sont éligibles à la subvention européenne.
La participation du Royaume-Uni à la future programmation 2021-2027 dépendra de l’issue des négociations qui débuteront dès le retrait du Royaume-Uni de l’Union européenne.

As of 31/10/2019

The European Council has decided to offer the British government an extension in the negotiations for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union up to 31 January 2020.
This extension may be shortened subject to the ratification dates of the withdrawal agreement by the British and European parliaments.
The withdrawal based on a deal will come into effect on the first day of the month following ratification, i.e. 1 December 2019, 1 January 2020 or 1 February 2020.
A no-deal Brexit remains a real risk in the event that ratification should fail.
Such a withdrawal will come into effect at midnight on 31 January 2020, and EU law will cease to apply in the United Kingdom as of 1 February 2020.
Only in the case of a no-deal Brexit:
The European Parliament and European Council have adopted a regulation containing a range of emergency measures for current projects funded by key action 1 of the programme, ensuring that anyone located abroad as part of an Erasmus+ mobility scheme will be allowed to complete it, even beyond the date of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal. 

Except in the specific circumstances outlined above, the United Kingdom will no longer be a destination eligible for any of the Erasmus+ mobility programmes as of the date of a no-deal withdrawal from the European Union.
British partners will become ineligible for ongoing Erasmus+ projects as of the date of a no-deal withdrawal from the European Union.

As of 23/04/2019

The negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union ended with a draft withdrawal agreement drawn up by the European Council on 25 November 2018. This agreement must now be ratified by both the British and European parliaments.
On 10 April 2019, the leaders of the EU’s 27 member states agreed to delay Brexit until no later than 31 October 2019.
- If the withdrawal agreement with the EU is ratified, current European programmes (including Erasmus+) are due to run until the end of December 2020 as part of a transition period. This means there will be no immediate change in the short term.
- If the British Parliament does not ratify the withdrawal agreement by 22 May 2019, the United Kingdom will be required to hold European elections.
- If the United Kingdom does not ratify the agreement by 22 May and does not hold European elections, it will leave the EU on 1 June 2019.

Only in the event of a no-deal Brexit (withdrawal agreement not ratified):
The United Kingdom will no longer be a destination eligible for any of the Erasmus+ mobility programmes as of the date of its withdrawal from the European Union.
However, the European Parliament and European Council have adopted a regulation containing a range of emergency measures for current projects, ensuring that anyone located in the UK (and UK citizens in the EU) on the withdrawal date as part of a mobility scheme for educational and training purposes funded as an Erasmus+ programme will be allowed to complete it.
This emergency regulation does not cover mobility schemes that begin on or after the date of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal.

Sources:
- Erasmus+ France: www.erasmusplus.fr/penelope/brexit.php
- European Commission: ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/about/brexit_fr

Update 22/05/2019

European elections will be held on 23/05/19 in the United Kingdom. It will not therefore leave the EU on 1 June 2019.
The Brexit agreement will once again be put to British MPs for a vote at the beginning of June.

Update 17/07/2019

The agreement will be put to British MPs for a vote following the election of the new Prime Minister (expected on 23/07); this must take place before 31 October, the deadline for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.