No, my own opinion based on trying to get care kids involved in euro exchanges...managed a care exchange...and it was great fun, but the focus overall of Erasmus was high falutin' academic values...the U in erasmus stands for universities...there is a vocational side to it, but less funding, and very short placements compared to the academic side. With a lot of effort, we managed to get one young person in our care on the scheme, and she loved it, but that was one kid out of a couple of thousand. Like other schemes, what was designed for all under good universal ideals, becomes a feeding board for the white middle classes. Surestart for the under fives suffered in a similar way, greater uptake by the better off than those in the greatest need. So it was cut.