Extracts from the press conference by Androulla Vassiliou on Erasmus figures 2011-2012
On 8 July 2013, Androulla Vassiliou, Member of the EC in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, gave a press conference in Brussels to present the annual Erasmus statistics published by the European Commission.
The first Erasmus students - just over 3 000 young people from 11 countries - left to study abroad in 1987. The latest figures for the 2011-12 academic year show that more than 250 000 students benefited from the hugely popular exchange programme, which covers all EU countries, as well as Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey. PHOTO SHOTLISTLINKLINK