Erasmus Salon #6

Erasmus Salon #6

Are universities a hub for Lifelong Learning?

Salon #6

11 October 2018, 18:00 – 20:00 Brussels time

The introduction of the Erasmus+ programme in 2014 entailed changes to several previous programmes in education, training, and sport. The comprehensive nature of Erasmus+ was designed to cover all forms of education and training in order to provide all European citizens, the opportunities to acquire skills and competencies that would enable them to participate fully in society. But is it really the case?

During this salon, important subjects will be tackled, such as whether the current Erasmus+ setup is prepared for students of all ages, and not just students in their early twenties; what is the role that universities ought to play in lifelong learning and the relevance of a European perspective. Lastly, with the next budget negotiations approaching fast, the event will also delve into what can the next Erasmus+ programme do to guarantee the access and inclusiveness to all learners.

Partners & Speakers

This sixth Erasmus salon will be organised in collaboration with the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) and EU Events. Two speakers will facilitate the discussions:

  • Inge Knudsen is the current Director of the Coimbra Group’s Office in Brussels, a post she has held since 2006. Ms. Knudsen previously taught in Aarhus University’s Faculty of Arts, where she also served as Chairman of its Faculty Study Board and as a member of the University’s Board. She has also served as a member of the Danish Ministry of Education’s Humanities and Theology Planning Committee.
  • Broken Xhomaqi is the director of the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) since 2016 and is also a member of the Civil Society Europe’s Steering Committee. She was previously the head of office of the European Students’ Union and director of the Erasmus Student Network. Born in Albania, she has previously lived and studied in Italy, France and Belgium.


Erasmus Salon #6 – ‘Are universities a hub for Lifelong Learning?’ will be hosted at:
Maison des Ailes (Aviators’ Club)
Rue Montoyer 1,
1000 Brussels

The Aviators’ is an informal monthly gathering of colleagues working for Brussels-based organisations active in education, research, innovation, and culture: Universities, Student Organisations, European Commission, National Representations, Liaison Offices, Agencies, NGO’s and Independent Experts.


Attendance is free, please register via Eventbrite to secure your spot.