ErasmusDays 2021: The world celebrates the success of the Erasmus+ programme

On 14, 15 and 16 October, the 5th edition of #ErasmusDays will celebrate the Erasmus+ Programme with close to 5,000 events, both digital and in-person, taking place in 60 countries all over world. This year’s edition will focus on the objectives of the new Erasmus+ 2021-2027 programme: inclusion, environmental protection, digital transformation and participation in democratic life.

Events are open to the public and include conferences, exhibitions, sports events, social media contests, festivals or podcasts. The organisers are Erasmus+ beneficiaries of all types, from schools and universities, to vocational education institutions and youth organisations. The new Erasmus+ programme was launched in March 2021 with an increased budget of over €28 billion to support learning mobility and cross-border cooperation projects for 10 million Europeans of all ages and all backgrounds.

Known as Erasmus+ since 2014, when it enlarged its scope of activities, this emblematic programme is ranked by Europeans as the EU’s third most positive result, just after free movement and peace. Over the last three decades, more than 10 million people have participated in the programme, in 33 countries (EU plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia and Turkey).

Source: European Commission

 

Author: Tuula Pohjola