In 2017, Erasmus+, one of the most successful EU programmes, celebrates its 30th anniversary. In the last three decades, Erasmus has given to more than 9 million Europeans the opportunity to study, train, teach, volunteer and have a work experience abroad.
Now it’s time to celebrate and daw up proposals for 2020. The European Commission invites everyone to contribute to the 2021-2027 programme by participating in an online platform. The Ideas and suggestions put forward will be grouped together in the “Erasmus+ generation declaration”.
What is the Erasmus+ generation declaration?
The declaration is a document serving as a base for the definition of the new programme which aims at being more solid, inclusive, and able to meet the needs of the future generations. The EU commission is willing to collect concrete proposals from the participants of Erasmus + and the previous programmes. The proposals will be presented to decision makers on 20 November in Brussels.
Who can participate?
Are invited to take part in the online discussion: young people, students, tutors, teachers, adult students, administrative personnel, schools, universities, training centres, companies, associations sport clubs, federations, etc.
On 15 October 2017, the drawing-up process of the Erasmus+ generation declaration will start, revolving around 6 key topics:
- Societal challenges: how can the programme contribute to tackle the great social challenges?
- Skills gap: how can it favour skills development in line with an ever changing society?
- Civic engagement: how can it promote common European values?
- Inclusion: how can it become more inclusive for all?
- Simplification: How can it be more open to everyone and simplified?
- Global dimension: how can international cooperation be enhanced and expanded?
How to participate?
The discussion is already open in English and will be moderated by facilitators, ex participants of the programme and Erasmus+ enthusiasts, entrusted by the national agencies.