About 30 people gathered last October 7th at the Brasserie Tennessee in Brussels to debate the role that the Erasmus programme has played in fostering active citizenship in Europe.
Guest speakers included Harpa-Sif Arnarsdóttir, from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture; Kostis Giannidis, the President of the Erasmus Student Network; and Marcela Valkova, Co-founder and treasurer of Volt Belgium and a former candidate to the European Parliament in the last elections.
Participants reflected on how the Erasmus programme has shaped the identity and civic engagement of a whole generation of Europeans, the challenges looming ahead in Europe and what the next Erasmus programme might hold for the future of the Union. Check the pictures of the event!
An initiative of the European University Foundation, the Erasmus Salons are a space to freely debate key issues connected to education and student mobility in Europe with a view to shape the post-2020 agenda of the Erasmus+ Programme.