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Winning design for the commemorative coin for 35th anniversary of Erasmus programme

The Commission is pleased to announce the winning design of the public vote for a common commemorative €2 coin to celebrate 35 years of the Erasmus+ programme.

date:  15/04/2021

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The coin designed by Mr Joaquin Jimenez has been selected, having received over 22,000 votes. Euro area Member States are now invited to finalise the next steps in order to proceed to the minting and issuance scheduled for 1 July 2022. After more than 70 coin designs were submitted for this competition, a jury selected six coins to go forward for consideration in public vote which the Commission launched last month. Over 72,000 voted to select the design they believed best represented and celebrated the success of the Erasmus project. Erasmus+ is one of the EU's most emblematic initiatives and a European success story. Since its inception in 1987, 10 million people have benefitted from it.