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European Celebration of 30th Anniversary of Erasmus+

Official European-level celebrations marking the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus Programme took place in Strasbourg, France on 13 June.

Young people, Erasmus+ beneficiaries, directors of Erasmus+ National Agencies, and members of the European Parliament and European Commission were invited to celebrate the achievements of the programme and to build the future of Erasmus+ post-2020 together.

Representatives of the Erasmus+ generation and stakeholders were joined by

During the ceremony 33 representatives of the Erasmus+ generation - one from each programme country - were awarded prizes. You can see the prize winners on the Celebrating 9 million participants page.

In addition, a new Erasmus+ mobile app was launched by the European Commission, aiming to make the programme even more inclusive, and an exhibition showing the history, impact and success of Erasmus+ was opened for temporary display.

 

Programme

09.00

Arrival of participants

09.45

Photo in the shape of 30 in the round entrance

10.00-11.00

Inauguration of the interactive Erasmus+ Exhibition

Welcome address by Petra Kammerevert, President of the CULT Committee, European Parliament

Inauguration speech by Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, European Commission

Visit of the exhibition

10.30-11.00

Joint press conference with Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for  Education, Culture, Youth and Sport and Petra Kammerevert, President of the CULT Committee (restricted access)

11.00-12.00

Presentation of the Erasmus+ Mobile App and Erasmus+ generation online meeting point

12.00-12.30

Plenary session: Erasmus+ 30th anniversary award ceremony of the 9th million participant

Speeches by:

Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament
                
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission
        
Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth
and Sport, European Commission

Petra Kammerevert, President of the CULT Committee, European Parliament

Awards ceremony:
•    President Tajani, President Juncker and Commissioner Navracsics to give awards to the 3 representatives of the 9.000.000th Erasmus+ generation
•    Testimonies by the 3 representatives of the Erasmus+ generation
•    Group picture

13.00-14.30

Lunch

14.30-15.00

Introduction of the afternoon's debates on the future of the Erasmus+ programme

15.00-17.00

Debates on the future of the Erasmus+ programme

15.00-16.00     Parallel sessions:

1.    What is the vision of the Erasmus+ generation on the future of the programme?
Chair: Martine Reicherts, Director General, DG Education and Culture, European Commission
Panel: Representatives from students, youth, school, adult and VET associations, Member of the European Parliament (CULT Committee)

2.    How do National Agencies, Universities, Schools, NGOs, VET, Adult and Sport organisations see the future of the Erasmus+ programme?
Chair: Vanessa Debiais-Sainton, DG Education and Culture, European Commission
Panel: Representatives from Erasmus+ national agencies, beneficiary organisations, founders of the Erasmus programme, Member of the European Parliament (CULT Committee)
 

16.00-17.00     Joint interactive session where conclusions from the parallel sessions are presented and debated with Members of the European Parliament:

Chair: Petra Kammerevert, President of the CULT Committee, European Parliament
Panel: Representatives from the Erasmus+ generation, national agencies, beneficiary organisations, Member of the European Parliament (CULT Committee) and European commission

17.00-18.00

Cocktail

Practical information

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The European Parliament - Strasbourg
1 Avenue du Président Robert Schuman
67000 Strasbourg, France

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