2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Erasmus+, according to the European Commission, one of the EU's most successful initiatives. As the EC says 'over the last 3 decades, Erasmus+ has offered a generation of over 9 million Europeans the chance to study, train, teach, volunteer or gain professional experience abroad.' Parents have expressed their positive attitude, but also their concerns in the EPA survey during the Spring and we have published the results on the EPA website. But we are also encouraging all parents to take part at this official consultation to have our voice heard. Read the EC communication with all necessary links below.
Now is the time to celebrate everything we have achieved so far and to work out how we can build on the success and reach of Erasmus+ after 2020. We can only make a success of this by working together. We need the talent, brains and ideas of the Erasmus+ generation – we need you!
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What is the Erasmus+ Generation Declaration?
A concrete set of proposals that reflect the Erasmus+ Generation's vision of the future programme beyond 2020. These proposals will be presented to EU decision makers on November the 30th in Brussels.
When and where will the discussions take place?
On the Erasmus+ Generation Online Meeting Point, an open space for the Erasmus+ Generation to have a say on the future of Erasmus+ beyond 2020.
The online discussions are already taking place and on 15 October 2017 the drafting of the Erasmus+ Generation Declaration will begin. The discussions will focus on 6 key topics chosen based on the feedback from the Mid-term evaluation of the Erasmus+ programme and the debates of 13th June at the European Parliament:
1. Societal challenges
2. Skills gap
3. Civic engagement
5. Global dimension
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Who will moderate the online discussions?
One discussion leader has been nominated by each Erasmus+ programme country and assigned as a moderator for one of the 6 key topics. They will be in charge of moderating the online discussions, collecting input from the Erasmus+ Generation, and drafting and presenting the Erasmus+ Generation Declaration.
Who makes up the Erasmus+ Generation?
All the participants and beneficiaries of Erasmus+ and its predecessor programmes: young people, students, adult learners, teachers, trainers, volunteers and youth workers, as well as organisations, including schools, universities, training institutions, businesses, youth organisations and sports clubs and federations.
Sign up here for the Erasmus+ Generation Online Meeting Point!