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Question reference: S6W-10672

  • Asked by: Pam Gosal, MSP for West Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 31 August 2022
  • Current status: Answered by Jamie Hepburn on 28 September 2022


To ask the Scottish Government what work it has undertaken to promote the Turing Scheme in Scotland.


Scottish Government officials have been working closely with officials across the Scottish Government, UK Government and stakeholders to make Turing better reflect the needs of Scotland. The Scottish Government has also engaged with national bodies of eligible sectors for funding to encourage Scottish organisations to proceed with applications in line with the application window set by the Turing scheme.

The Scottish Government’s position remains that the Turing Scheme does not match the breadth and scope of Erasmus+. This scheme offers no provision for inward mobility to the UK, no staff inward or outward mobility, or provision for Adult Learning, Youth Work or Sport, resulting in reduced opportunities for all our students, staff and young people, in particular our most disadvantaged groups.