Young explorers begin their voyages across Europe thanks to Erasmus+
The 2017 Move2Learn, Learn2Move initiative, under the Erasmus+ programme, aims to enable young citizens to travel to another EU country in a sustainable manner. 5,017 travel tickets were awarded to pupils and accompanying teachers linked to 307 European eTwinning projects. The first trip took place on 10 October, from Vigo in Spain to Strasbourg in France, with students from the project "Delirant isti eTwinnienses Romani!"
Another 1,900 travel requests, from 110 projects, are included in a reserve list. They will be contacted by the travel organiser if and when their request is successful. Travels have to take into account a maximum CO2 emission to ensure a limited carbon footprint.
The initiative is linked to the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus programme and is consistent with two central priorities of the Commission: to focus on Europe's youth and to encourage and facilitate low-emission mobility for EU citizens.