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Erasmus+ 30th anniversary closing event

The 30th of November marked the end of the Erasmus+ 30th anniversary campaign. A series of high-profile events and an outstanding artistic show were organised by the European Commission for the entire day at very special venues.

 Erasmus+ 30th anniversary closing event

Catch up on the event

Watch the From Erasmus to Erasmus+, 30 years of success event below.

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Catch up on the debate in the European Parliament

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Watch the press conference and questions and answers session with Commissioner Tibor Navracsics:

Opening press conference Q&A


11.00 - 12.00

Press conference (Berlaymont press room, restricted access)

Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport

  • Results and impact of the Erasmus+ 30th anniversary campaign
  • Latest figures from the 2016 Erasmus+ Annual Report
  • The Erasmus+ Generation Declaration on the future of Erasmus+ beyond 2020

14.15 - 14.45

Erasmus+ time capsule (Berlaymont piazza, restricted access)

Commissioner Tibor Navracsics will seal the Erasmus+ time capsule, which will be opened in 10 years on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Erasmus+, together with Vice-President Jyrki Katainen

The Erasmus+ time capsule will shelter:
  • The Erasmus+ Generation Declaration
  • The Erasmus+ 30th anniversary material
  • Posters, videos and testimonies about the impact of the programme over the past 30 years

Visitors will have the opportunity to insert a card with one idea on the future of Erasmus+ or on the future of Europe.

15.30 - 18.30

High-level panel discussion on the future of Erasmus+ and presentation of the Erasmus+ Generation Declaration

(European Parliament, by invitation only)

Discussion on the future of the Erasmus+ programme beyond 2020

Meabh McMahon

Panel members:

  • Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
  • Mailis Reps, Minister for Education and Research, Estonia
  • Petra Kammerevert, Chair of the Committee for Education and Culture, Member of the European Parliament
  • Representative of the Erasmus+ generation


Opening by Commissioner Tibor Navracsics of the Erasmus+ exhibition

19.00 - 02.00

From Erasmus to Erasmus+, 30 years of success (Bozar, open to the public)


Arrival time, please allow extra time to pass through security


The day will culminate with a fantastic show featuring testimonies and artistic performances.

The show will bring together Erasmus+ talents with TED-style talks and various performances by famous artists, followed by a cocktail reception. 2,000 participants, including high-level politicians, will have the chance to listen to alumni sharing inspiring stories and views about the future of Erasmus+.


DJ set, organised by the Erasmus Student Network in Belgium

  • 23:00 - 23:30 Skyline
  • 23:30 - 01:00 Headliner, to be announced
  • 01:00 - 02:00 DJ Oscar


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