30 years of Erasmus+ celebrated at the European Parliament in Strasbourg
The European Parliament will celebrate the Erasmus programme, which has helped more than nine million people to study, work, or volunteer abroad over the last 30 years.
President Tajani and President Juncker will host an award ceremony on Tuesday in the hemicycle for 33 Erasmus participants - one for each participant country.
Education and Culture Committee Chair Petra Kammerevert and Commissioner Tibor Navracsics will join in the ceremony. The celebrations include an exhibition on Erasmus+, as well as debates with Erasmus participants and representatives of national Erasmus agencies, on the future of the programme.
Erasmus is one of the most successful European programmes, with more than nine million beneficiaries. It started as a student exchange programme in 1987 and now includes several education and exchange programmes, from secondary school to apprenticeship, teacher exchanges or volunteering.
A press conference with President Antonio Tajani, CULT Chair Petra Kammerevert,
Milan Zver (EPP, SL), EP rapporteur for Erasmus+, and Commissioner Tibor
Navracsics will be held on Tuesday at 10.30.
Debate: Tuesday, 13 June
Press conference: Tuesday, at 10.30 with EP President Antonio Tajani, Culture Committee Chair Petra Kammerevert (S&D, DE), Milan Zver (EPP, SL), EP rapporteur for Eramus+ and Commissioner Tibor Navracsics