Erasmus Salon #8

Erasmus Salon #8

September 27, 2019

Salon #8

7 October 2019, 18:30 – 20:00 Brussels time

With more than four million Europeans having benefitted from some kind of mobility under the Erasmus+ programme over the last three decades, the benefits of spending time abroad for studying or training are well documented: mobile students come back with not only new competences and improved social and language skills, but also with a heightened awareness of common values, a higher tolerance of other cultures, and increased chances of being employed after finishing their studies.

But how is this reflected in a European society where radical movements have sprouted in recent years in both old and new Member States? Why has the largest education and culture programme of the EU not been enough to stop Brexit? What role did young Europeans play in the May elections? In which direction did their vote swing? And more importantly, will they own the challenges and opportunities that loom ahead?

Join the debate to explore the answers to these questions at the Erasmus Salon on October 7th 2019 at Brasserie Tennessee!


Partners & Speakers

This eight Erasmus Salon will be organised in collaboration with EU Events. Speakers who will facilitate the discussions:

– Harpa Sif Arnarsdottir, European Commission (DG EAC)

– Marcela Válková, Co-founder and treasurer, Volt Belgium

– Kostis Giannidis, President, Erasmus Student Network (ESN)



Brasserie Tennessee
Rue Joseph II 100
1000 Brussels


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