In 2005, the number of European Universities taking part in the ERASMUS University Cooperation scheme rose to an impressive 87% of all European universities, across 31 countries.
The Commission approved the use of 100 million Euro to support over 50 new European Projects and Networks that are designed to improve quality and strengthen cooperation in the field of school education.
On 14th November 2005, the European Commission and the UK Presidency launched the European Enterprise Awards".
The Culture Committee adopted four major reports on 12 September calling for increased funding from 2007 to 2013 for EU education and cultural exchange programmes. MEPs also recommended some changes in the scope, including the target groups, of these multi-annual programmes. The reports were all adopted under the co-decision procedure by overwhelming majorities.