35th Anniversary of the Erasmus+ programme SERIES

Erasmus+ 35 years – 35 experiences

2022 marks the 35th anniversary of the emblematic Erasmus+ programme,

There have been substantial changes to the Erasmus+ over the years; it has been continuously modernised, expanded and opened up to countries that were not part of it in its early days. Starting with just 3,000 university students, the programme now offers cooperation and mobility opportunities in school education for pupils and teachers, in vocational education and training, higher education and adult education, as well as projects for apprentices, young people, youth workers, and even (as of 2023) sport coaches. This enlargement in geographic and sectoral scope resulted in 2021, despite the adverse sanitary situation, in over 615.000 realised mobilities. In 2014, the name changed to Erasmus+ to mark the broadening of the programme to all education fields as well as Youth and Sport. Erasmus+ brings opportunities for all ages to discover other countries through a wide choice of participating organisations.

Erasmus+ mobility and cooperation projects support the green and digital transitions, while helping to foster active citizenship and greater participation in democratic life.  Inclusion remains a core priority of the programme to allow more people to learn and participate in transnational projects but also to reach out to increasing numbers of people with fewer opportunities.

Catch up with what happened

The anniversary event has ended, but you can watch a video series made by participants. 15 videos present what you might not know about Erasmus+, as well as the history of the programme.

Check here the Erasmus+ Video Series to get to know more about the programme!

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