A Conversation with the Founder of Erasmus
Watch the conversation with Hywel Ceri Jones, founder of the Erasmus Programme. In the 70's and 80's, he led the first team that brought about and managed the most famous worldwide student mobility programme. Hywel Ceri Jones is now a member of the garagErasmus Advisory Council.
Jones tells about the original idea and its development, the importance of the involvement of the universities and how Erasmus is still strategic for Europe now.
The video was recorded on November 5, exactly one year after our reading of the Appeal to the Erasmus Generation at the European Parliament.
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The President of the European University Institute joins the Advisory Council
14 November 2013 - Prof. Joseph H.H. Weiler, President of the European University Institute, stands for the Erasmus generation and has joined our Advisory Council.
Prof. Weiler is a prominent figure in international and constitutional law and joins the other members of the Council to support the strategic development of the Foundation.
garagErasmus Foundation launches the Advisory Council
15 October 2013 - The new Advisory Council of GaragErasmus was kicked off in Brussels on 11 October 2013.
High-level personalities from different sectors joined this new body: Jan Muelfheit, Chairman of Microsoft Europe; Richard Hudson, former managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe and CEO of the magazine Science Business; Hywel Ceri Jones, father of the Erasmus Program; and Alf Rehn, thinker and professor of management at Abo Akademy University in Finland.
Celebrating 3 Million Erasmus
10 July 2013 - Europe is in the making, there is no doubt. It is a continuous process involving the people of Europe above all. A few days ago the European Commission celebrated one of its most successful programs, the Erasmus programme.
3 new Foundation Members joined gE
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Original series by Charlie Handsome