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26 aprile 2022

The Indire’s Erasmus+ Agency at the Festival of Europe

Translation by Giulia Lombardo

In May, the Festival of Europe returns to Florence. Since 2011, the initiative has promoted meeting occasions and reflection on Europe, its citizens and its future, and the communication of European Union values ​​and policies.

From 5 to 12 May, the festival will offer a widespread programme of events, conferences, institutional appointments, moments of in-depth study and discussion and performance to enhance active and democratic participation and learn more about the many opportunities offered by the symbolic programme of the European Union.

The Festival of Europe 2022 is promoted by the Municipality of Florence and organised in collaboration with the Tuscany Region, the Metropolitan City of Florence, INDIRE, the European University Institute, the University of Florence, the Chamber of Commerce of Florence and the Florence’s Cassa di Risparmio Foundation.


The Indire Agency at the Festival of Europe for the 35th anniversary of Erasmus+

This edition of the Festival of Europe is the ideal setting to celebrate 35 years of the Erasmus+ Programme.

As in previous editions, Erasmus+ will in fact be at the centre of a rich programme of initiatives organised by the Indire’s Erasmus+ National Agency in various places in the city; an important moment for enhancing experiences and promoting the opportunities offered by this symbolic programme of the European Union.


Erasmus+ space
From Friday 6 to Tuesday 10 May in Florence in Piazza della Repubblica

The Erasmus+ space in Piazza della Repubblica, one of the central squares of Florence, has always been the beating heart of Erasmus+ Indire at the Festival of Europe, an information point for anyone who wants to know more about the opportunities offered by the European Union to schools, universities, students, and young people. It will be animated by the staff of the Indire Agency with workshops dedicated to the promotion of the Programme, with some thematic insights, meetings with the beneficiaries and their performances. Furthermore, within the large tensile structure, activities are also planned by the Representation of the European Commission in Italy and the GaragErasmus Foundation for a Europe truly close to citizens, especially the youngest.
Read at the programme of events at the Erasmus+ Space (version of 29/4 – currently being updated) >>


Conference “35 years of the Erasmus Programme: a success story”
On Monday 9 May from 10am to 1pm in Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, Salone de’ Cinquecento

On Europe Day, the Erasmus+ conference will be the institutional moment to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Erasmus, with the participation of authorities, representatives of the Ministries responsible for the Programme and the Indire’s Erasmus+ National Agency, and the presentation of Erasmus stories and experiences from universities, schools and adult education institutions. The conference will also be the award ceremony for “The Europe that we dream of” by Europascuola, the initiative promoted by the Representation of the European Commission in Italy, La Sapienza University and Indire, which was participated by 63 schools from all over Italy.
Open event with online registration. Registration is open! >>


Concert “Europe becomes music. Happy birthday Erasmus!”
Tuesday 10 May at 9 pm at the Verdi Theatre in Florence

The Erasmus Orchestra concert is an unmissable event at the Festival of Europe. In fact, the orchestra was born in 2017 for the 30 years of Erasmus programme and performed for the first time that year at the Festival of Europe. Fifty young musicians from Italian conservatories and musical institutes, on Erasmus in Italy or who have carried out or have planned shortly an Erasmus experience, will perform at the Verdi Theatre (via Ghibellina, 99) in a free concert dedicated to the 35 years of the programme.
Open event with online registration. Registration is open! >>


Role Model: Sharing Erasmus+ stories and values
From Sunday 8 to Wednesday 11 May, Florence, Grand Hotel Baglioni

As part of the cooperation activities conducted by the Indire’s Erasmus+ Agency with the National Agencies of other countries, the network of Erasmus+ Role Models also kicks off during the Festival of Europe, with an international seminar that will see over 100 participants from 15 European countries and Italian role models, selected with the call for proposals launched by the Indire’s Erasmus+ Agency. On Tuesday 10, some schools in Florence will host international Role Model delegations to share stories and experiences that can be inspiring for the future.
Event by invitation only


Coordination of Erasmus+ Ambassadors for the school
Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 May, Palazzo Congressi, FirenzeFiera

There are about 300 Erasmus+ Ambassadors selected by the National Agency from among teachers, school heads and school staff to disseminate, at a local level, knowledge of the opportunities offered by the Erasmus+ Programme and eTwinning and to encourage the participation and planning actions of schools in the local areas. They will be presented and officially nominated in Florence during the Festival in two days of training and coordination.
Event by invitation only


Go to the website of the Festival of Europe >>

Watch the events of the Erasmus + Space (last updated on 29/4) >>

Attend the concert of the Erasmus Orchestra >>

Discover all the initiatives on the Erasmus+ website >>