Event was organised on 14 December 2022 in Brussels to tribute Eramsus+ 35th anniversary, with first-hand to experiences from participants, own impressions, and exchange on the history and the future of the programme. Founders of the programme, beneficiaries, and members of staff working at the national or European level on Erasmus+ will take part in different sessions and workshops dedicated to Erasmus+ priorities, good practices and the history of the programme, among other topics.
Today’s event is also the occasion to present the 2021 Erasmus+ annual report, providing insights into the impact of the actions introduced. The report shows that in 2021 alone, despite a challenging global context, Erasmus+ supported close to 19,000 projects, with the participation of over 70,000 organisations, providing opportunities to more than 648,000 learners, staff and young people including at least 65,000 persons with fewer opportunities to carry out a mobility activity. This demonstrates the programme’s continued dedication to enriching the everyday lives of citizens in Europe and beyond, and its appeal for an ever-growing number of participants.
This all-day event, which could be followed also online, follows up on other celebratory activities carried out at European level as well as in countries associated to the programme. A dedicated website on the 35th anniversary shares key figures and testimonies of former Erasmus+ alumni. In 2023, following up to the European Year of Youth, the programme will continue to ensure that the voices of the youth are heard in the European Union and beyond, especially through an increase in youth activities funded through the Erasmus+.
Source: Erasmus+: 35th anniversary event celebrates the achievements and the future ahead