Erasmus programme milestone celebrated by European Parliament

14 June 2017

The European Parliament began celebrations for the 30th anniversary of Erasmus yesterday, the EU’s popular education, training, youth and sport programme which has broadened the horizons of more than 9 million people.

The landmark anniversary will be marked with conferences, forums, dialogues, celebrations, debates and exhibitions throughout Europe.

Since 1987, Erasmus grants have enabled people to experience life abroad by studying, working and volunteering in other countries. The programme has helped create bridges across cultures, as well as memories that last a lifetime.

The UK’s exit from the European Union must not impact on our young people’s opportunities. The Erasmus programme should be preserved as an option for those who see no limits to their education, friendships and cultural enrichment. Universities in our region will depend on programmes like this to attract talented students from abroad.

Take a look at the video below to see the three decade story of Erasmus.

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