The XIX Compostela Prize was donated to garagErasmus Foundation
The ERASMUS Programme has been awarded with the Compostela Prize 2015. The Compostela Group and the EC decided to allocate the Prize to the garagErasmus Foundation.
Compostela, 25th September 2015 - In this edition, the XIX International Prize Grupo Compostela-Xunta de Galicia has awarded the European programme Erasmus, as an acknowledgment of its promotion of European values through the mobility of thousands of students each year.
The 60 member universities of the Compostela Group and the European Commission agreed upon allocating the prize to the garagErasmus Foundation, as professional association built on the talent of the first Erasmus generation. The main aim of the garagErasmus is boosting talent mobility and connecting the Erasmus Generation to companies, recruiters and investors in Europe and around the World.
The award ceremony took place on the 25th of September 2015, during the XXI General Assembly of the Group at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). The ceremony counted with the presence of Martine Reicherts, Director-General of DG Education and Culture of the European Commission, together with the President of the Compostela Group, the Rector of the University of Santiago de Compostela, Juan Viaño Rey, the Executive Chairman of the GaragErasmus Foundation and the regional Secretary of Culture, Anxo Lorenzo.
The Prize Grupo Compostela – Xunta de Galicia, since its creation in 1997, has awarded leading figures and institutions from several fields. In the latest three editions, the Prize went to the Swedish Scientist Lennart Levi (2014), the European news channel Euronews (2013), and to the College of Europe (2012).