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A joint declaration to support the garagErasmus Foundation was released May 13th 2015
Read the declaration
Launched the gEVolunteer Program, a network of volunteers becoming reference points of the Erasmus Generation professional network.
What institutions, universities, and cities think about garagErasmus
MEP, Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education
Prof. Dr. Maurits van Rooijen
President, Compostela Group of Universities Rector, London School of Business and Finance
General Director for Economy
and Innovation, City of Lisbon
"We need to make sure that Erasmus talents are used to the fullest for our society. This is where garagErasmus can play such a crucial role. Working with companies, universities and cities, bringing talents where they are most needed, facilitating graduate recruitment and fostering the creation of start-ups: this is exactly the climate of entrepreneurship and job creation that we need. I strongly support garagErasmus and I invite other European stakeholders to do the same."
Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
Monday, May 18th 2015
One of the first events of the new association ESAA took place: the Erasmus+ Train-the-Trainers event was organised, in Brussels, on the premises of the European Commission, DG Education and Culture. It was started by the ESAA Policy Working Group with the idea to give 15 trainees a full understanding of Erasmus+, the new programme for Education, Training, Youth, and Sport.
Tuesday, May 12th 2015
Meeting with the European Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
This morning, at the European Parliament, Tibor Navracsics, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport ,Silvia Costa, the President of the European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education and Gianni Pittella the President of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) at the European Parliament, had a meeting with our Executive Chairman - Francesco Cappè and the garagErasmus High level Council President - Maurits van Roijen. on garagErasmus developments.
Friday, May 5th 2015
Since we have launched our outreach campaign last November, 11 Universities of different countries have joined our initiative.
Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, Spain
University of Human Sciences and Technology of Lugano, Switzerland
University of Technology of Wien, Austria
University of Applied Science The Hague, Netherlands
See the full list.
The Erasmus+ Student Alumni Association
Working in progress for the ESAA, the new organization reuniting Erasmus Student Association (ESN), Erasmus Mundus Association (EMA), the Oceans Network and garagErasmus with the aim of promoting, under the coordination of the European Commission, the Erasmus+ Programme in Europe and in the World.
The official launch of ESAA is planned Wednesday, June 10th 2015 in Brussels. Read More.
garagErasmus on Euronews TV!
Last 13th April, the pan-european TV channel Euronews, during the tv show Generation Y has dedicated a special report to former Erasmus stories and to the garagErasmus project.
Video with Miguel Correia Pinto, Chairman of the gE4 Lisbon
"The impact of Erasmus on my future professional development has been significant"
The true story of Erasmus...
Watch the conversation with Hywel Ceri Jones, founder of the Erasmus Programme and member of the High Level Council. 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 of today.
The video was recorded November the 5th, exactly one year after our reading of the Appeal to the Erasmus Generation at the European Parliament.
A life-changing experience
Erasmus and similar study-abroad opportunities have changed the lives of those people who have experienced them. Professional and personal lives are influenced by this, and everyone who experiences it keeps not only unforgettable memories and friends, but also relationships, skills and personal improvement, which will influence positively their professional career in the future.
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