The #Erasmusdays, the initiative that involves the entire community of the Erasmus+ Programme, is back from 13 to 15 October.
An event that is spread all over the world and open to schools, universities, institutes, training institutions and centres for adult education and youth. The initiative is in its sixth edition and promises to be even more participated than in 2021.
There are currently over 4,200 events scheduled in 67 countries around the world, a number destined to grow more.
This is an initiative promoted by all the Erasmus+ National Agencies: Indire, Inapp and Ang with the patronage of the European Commission, in particular of Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth.
The Italian eTwinning and Epale Units also participate in the Erasmusdays. The 2022 edition is especially dedicated to European values and the European Year of Youth.
In this edition, as usual, many subjects are involved: schools, universities, adult education centres, training institutes, research centres but also private companies, sports associations, employment centres, NGOs, youth associations, institutions, volunteer centres, youth workers and organizations active in the European Solidarity Corps Programme.
Italy is preparing to celebrate the #Erasmusdays with over 300 events including conferences, round tables, sporting events, games and online meetings between project partner institutes, webinars, live shows and stories on social channels, open days, stories of experiences and photographic exhibitions. Among the cities involved: Turin, Milan, Lecco, Pordenone, Verona, Piacenza, Modena, Genoa, Florence, Pisa, Sassari, Rome, Potenza, Naples, Salerno, Foggia, Taranto, Bari, Messina, Catania and Palermo.
For the school sector, the Calamandrei Institute of Higher Education in Sesto Fiorentino (Florence) organizes the “Calamanday” from 13 to 15 October, a three-day international event with the collaboration of the Regional School Office of Tuscany and the Municipality of Sesto, which will be also participated by musicians from the Inti-Illimani group, and Valentina Riboldi from the Communication Office of the Indire’s Erasmus+ Agency. A second event is organized by ITT G. Malafarina of Soverato (Catanzaro) where the opportunities of the Programme in the field of school and vocational training (VET) and its impact as regards inclusion will be discussed. The meeting, organized in collaboration with the Regional School Office of Calabria, will be held at the Municipal Theatre on October 14, in the presence of the Indire’s Erasmus+ coordinator, Sara Pagliai, and the director of Inapp’s Erasmus+, Ismene Tramontano.
This year we note the strong participation of the regional school offices and Erasmus School Ambassadors in Calabria, Umbria, Campania, Emilia Romagna.
For higher education, the University of Tor Vergata in Rome is organizing the “Diversity and intersectional inclusion in the digitalized university” event on 13 October dedicated to one of the key themes of the Programme: social inclusion. The event, in which will also participate, Maria Salzano, for Indire’ Erasmus+, will present the results of Erasmus projects dedicated to the role of technology in the management of inclusiveness. The focus will be on teaching activities, mobility programmes and interaction with the community and the labour market.
In the field of higher education, the Erasmusdays will be participated by: the National Research Council – Institute of Mediterranean Studies, Humanitas University, University of Padua, University of Bergamo, National Library of Florence, University of Valle d’Aosta – Université de la Vallée d’Aoste, and the Department of education, universities, youth policies, European affairs and Autonomous Region of Valle d’Aosta, University of Calabria, University of Suor Orsola Benincasa, University of Sassari, University of Guglielmo Marconi of Rome, University of Palermo, University of Turin, Polytechnic University of Marche and University of Rome Unitelma Sapienza.
Also part of Erasmusdays is an adventure: the project Ride and Smile, an itinerant bicycle tour from Rome to Brussels, designed to bring the results of the homonym Erasmus+ project, coordinated by the ReBike ALTERmobility Association of Rome, right in the heart of the European Union. In about 40 days on two wheels, the tour will tell of this experience to the people and organizations met along the way. On 13 October the ride will take place between Saarbrucken and Luxembourg, while on 15 October it will arrive in Bilsdorf.
In the Youth sector, CIAPE, in collaboration with The Apartment and Link Campus University, is organizing the #Giovani#GenerAzioni event, scheduled for 13 October from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm at Link Campus University in Rome. The event intends to offer a moment of exchange between young people, representatives of institutions, bodies and organizations in the sector, on issues ranging from inclusion to youth leadership, environmental sustainability and employability. The initiative includes a moment of group work, during which the participants will work on the development of common initiatives on the issues addressed. At the end of the session, the groups will present the results obtained in a plenary session, to favour the concrete creation of networks.
In the field of adult education, Uniamoci Onlus organizes on 15 October 15 ” Montagne Super-Abili”, a round table to present the Erasmus+ projects, currently active within the association. The projects will be presented by some of the adults with disabilities who attend the educational and socialization activities offered by Uniamoci Onlus. The presentations will be followed by a question time in which attendees will be able to ask the project managers for more information and testify their experiences about participating in Erasmus+ initiatives.
Official hashtag of the event: #ERASMUSDAYS