🆕 Letter from garagErasmus President
Francesco Cappè calls for a United Europe able to have a common reaction to the Coronavirus Crisis in a letter addressed to our community.
🆕 Stay safe, stay at home!
garagErasmus team would like to encourage you to stay home to prevent the outbreak of Coronavirus.
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garagErasmus Foundation supports the #NonLasCiamoIndietronessuno / #LeaveNoManBehind fundraising campaign against COVID-19
Collected funds will be "step by step" donated to hospitals in greatest difficulty, to give an adequate response to the containment of the epidemic and to the world of research.
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🆕 garagErasmus in Brussels moves to a new office
Our office in Brussels just moved to a new location. From now on you will find us in Rue d'Arlon 53, in the European Quarter of Brussels.
gE congratulates RUDN University of Moscow for its 60th anniversary
garagErasmus CEO Fabrizio Bitetto participated in the first session of the International Research Conference “Living Values of the University in a Globalizing World”, taking place between 6-8 February 2020 in the headquarters of the university in Moscow.
12 European Civil Society organisations call for a Conference on the Future of Europe that really marks a difference
The recommendations emerged as outcome of a series of brainstorming sessions between European Civil Society organisations held in autumn 2019.
Our gE4s' best practices
garagErasmus interviewed representatives from three different gE4Cities in Athens (Konstantinos Maragkos), Yerevan (Gev Harutyunyan) and Katowice-Silesia (Marco Cillepi) that executed particularly impressive and inspiring projects.
EYVOL hosts the First Conference on International Sport Volunteerism
The conference, which took place on 27 November 2019 in Creteil (Paris), hosted the presentation of the ‘EYVOL Guide on Best Practices in Volunteering for Social Inclusion through Sport’.
Kick-start for the DiGi-Sporting project
This project, funded through the Erasmus + KA203 - Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Call 2019, aims to develop a guide of good practices for the effective incorporation of technology in sport clubs and academies.
gE at the NEO-ICP coordination meeting
On November 14 2019, garagErasmus Foundation participated in the joint NEO-ICP coordination meeting organised by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Union (EACEA) in Brussels.
gE exports the International Talents Match to Portugal
On 29 October 2019, garagErasmus organised the third edition of our "International Talents Match - 10 minutes to convince the recruiter" during the Feira Internacional do Porto in cooperation with the University of Porto and ESN Porto.
ESAA meets Colombia
The “ESAA meets Colombia” project is managed by our local section in Milan, gE4Milano, and seeks to attract Colombian students to European universities as well as to promote awareness the Erasmus+ programme among them.
Brexit should not jeopardise UK students to participate in exchange programmes
The Universities UK International and Universities UK (UUKi) re-launched their #SupportStudyAbroad campaign asking the British Government to clearly commit to fund study abroad opportunities in the upcoming years. garagErasmus invites you to spread its message!
gE at the front line to bring youg people to the polls
The "Erasmus Vote Power" campaign, encouraging the Erasmus Generation to go voting, did its bit to raise EP Elections turnout by 8% for the first time in 40 years.
Our views on the EU Commissioner-Designate for Innovation & Youth's Hearing
garagErasmus keeps on the lookout for the translation of Gabriel's vows into new concrete measures to make the Erasmus+ programme more inclusive and results-oriented.
Kick-start for the IYE-LABS project
garagErasmus ASBL is leading the communication and dissemination actions for this volunteering project co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union .
Hundreds of organisations and volunteers involved into the EYVOL project so far
The EYVOL project seeks to train volunteers on how to use sport as a means to promote social inclusion, intercultural dialogue, peace building and socio-economic development in the Euro-Mediterranean area.
garagErasmus' views on the new European Commission's structure
gE welcomes EC President Von der Leyen commitment to Erasmus+ programme but laments confusion over allocation of the portfolio.
2nd EYVOL Kick-Off Meeting in Lisbon
Last 17th July 2019, the second kick-off meeting for the project EYVOL - “Empowering Youth Volunteers through Sport” took place in Lisbon, Portugal. Read More
Horizon Europe should also work with and for European Youth: voice your demands at the online consultation!
Children and young people should be fully engaged both in the definition of the topics that are relevant for them and us all and in the research expected for the Horizon Europe 2021-2017 programme.
The Foundation's Annual Meeting - Malaga, 6-7 June
The 2019 Annual Meeting of garagErasmus was held at the University of Málaga on 6-7 June 2019, gathering more than 50 people from all around Europe.
Register to garagErasmus Foundation Annual Meeting in Málaga (6-7 June)
The meeting is aimed both at current and potential new members of the garagErasmus’ Foundation. Hosted by the University of Málaga, it will gather universities and companies from all over Europe.
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The Foundation's Annual Meeting - Malaga, 6-7 June
The 2019 Annual Meeting of garagErasmus was held at the University of Málaga on 6-7 June 2019, gathering more than 50 people from all around Europe.
garagErasmus at the EMA general assembly 2019
On 23 February 2019, garagErasmus participated in the annual general assembly of the Erasmus Mundus Association in Vienna.
International Coalition kicks-off “EYVOL”
With other international partners, we kicked-off an EU-funded programme on
“Empowering Youth Volunteers through Sport”, last 20 February in Athens.
The Golder Laissez-Passer 2019 is officially launched!
Thanks to the support of the Erasmus+ Students and Alumni Alliance, garagErasmus will bring the Laissez-Passer to various cities around Europe. Applications are open!
We are looking for a Communications Manager!
The garageErasmus Foundation (gE) and the Union of European Federalists (UEF) are looking for a Communications Manager for the two organisations to be based in the UEF European Secretariat in Brussels.
GaragErasmus signed a new ESAA Memorandum of Understanding!
Tother with ESN, EMA and OCEANS in the framework of the Erasmus+ Students and Alumni Alliance. Read more
The #ErasmusVotePower handout has been realised!
It contains all the information about the #EUelections2019 that the EVP Ambassadors are going to use for their important mission! 🇪🇺
➡️ http://bit.ly/EVP-Handout ⬅️
Thanks to Y Vote and AEGEE (European Students' Forum) #ThisTimeImVoting
The kick-off event of the Erasmus Vote Power project
The official event kicking off #ErasmusVotePower is happening at the European Parliament on 8 February 2019! Do you want to take part in the #ThisTimeImVoting campaign for the European Elections? Do you want to discuss challenges and opportunities of the next European elections with high ranking EU experts? Thrilled to meet personally our selected Erasmus Ambassadors who will be spreading information on the elections all over Europe in the coming months?
Then, wait no more and register to our event in the European Parliament!
Call for Ambassadors - Erasmus Vote Power
Are you currently in exchange for study or work? Are you participating in the European Solidarity Corps? Are you residing abroad? You can be the Ambassador of your hosting country for our European elections campaign! garagErasmus Foundation is looking for Ambassadors (one per EU country) willing to get trained on our campaign for the European Elections and to organise later on one event in their hosting country to spread practical information about participation in the European elections!
☑️ ERASMUS VOTE POWER - Active citizens for an active Europe
We got a grant from the European Parliament for the project "Erasmus Vote Power". The aim of this project is to motivate the #ErasmusGeneration to go to vote for the European elections, which will take place between 23 and 26 May 2019, by explaining - country by country - the procedure they need to follow.
SEND Mobility Consortium - Call for hosting organizations!
"Be Part of the Social Innovation" is the name of the call whose the SEND Mobility Consortium is looking for private or public organizations/enterprises/companies, Higher Education Institutions and research Institutes which operate in the Social Innovation field to cooperate within “UNIVERSITIES FOR EU PROJECTS”.
New partnership: the SEND Mobility Consortium!
The "Universities for EU Projects" project, managed by the SEND Mobility Consortium, intends to promote a strategic alliance between Higher Education and the labour market in Europe, offering opportunities for mobility, traineeship and training for students, recent graduates and staff of Higher Education Intitutes (HEI) in the field of Social Innovation.
Golden Laissez-Passer 2019
We are happy to announce that in 2019 we are coming back with the second edition of Golden Laissez Passer! Stay with us and get ready for another awesome edition!
International Talents Match in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain)
On the 30th of October 2018, the garagErasmus Foundation organized the second edition of “International Talents Match - 10 minutes to convince the recruiter”. The event was held in the Palacio de Congresos Europa, thanks to the cooperation of Ayuntamiento Vitoria-Gasteiz, Universidad del País Vasco, and EmpleoGune.
ESAA is looking for volunteers
If you are a committed individual, looking for an opportunity to consolidate your skills and work within international teams, have a look at these available opportunities within the Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Alliance (ESAA):
ESAA is alive and kicking!
After long lethargic months, the Erasmus+ Students and Alumni Alliance (ESAA) has been reactivated and is ready to launch new actions for Erasmus+ students, volunteers and professionals.
It’s true: Low talents mobility costs millions!
According to a study published by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 24 July 2018, EU businesses are losing millions of euros due to skills mismatches in the European labour market.
The EU upgrades the European Solidarity Corps!
On 27 June EU institutions confirmed the agreement to move the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) out of its pilot phase and make it a fully-fledged activity of the European Union.
European States General of the Erasmus Generation
On 9th of May, garagErasmus has taken part into the European States General of the Erasmus Generation, organised together with the Italian Erasmus+ National Agency, the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, Erasmus Student Network Italy and Erasmus Mundus Association.
The Laissez-Passer of the Erasmus Generation
ESAA General and Working Group Meeting, August, Tallinn
The representatives of the four member organizations (garagErasmus, Erasmus Student Network, OCEANS, and Erasmus Mundus Association) attended the meeting, as well as, ESAA Board members, representatives from the European Commission and from the Archimedes Foundation in Estonia. garagErasmus (gE) was represented by 17 members who reached Tallinn from 10 different countries.
ESAA T4T - Budapest, 2017
Training for Trainers took place in Budapest on 16-20.08.2017. ESAA members (Erasmus Students Alumni Association) from many countries have been certified to train future participants in the Erasmus + program.
garagErasmus presents the European Parliament the online community which will work on Erasmus+ future
The Erasmus+ Generation Online Meeting Point will include all those parties which are involved in this famous mobility programme: students, former students, professors, institutions, MEPs and student organizations of the 28 Member States of the European Union.
Laissez-Passer: the Passport that leads us towards a “Europe for all”
More talents, more Erasmus, more Europe. With this slogan, Laissez-Passer, the Passport of the Erasmus Generation was officially presented. The project was launched by the garagErasmus Foundation during a launch event which took place on 16th May in a prestigious location – the Sala Biagi of Regione Lombardia.
Press Conference of the Launch event of the Laissez-Passer, Milan, 2017
Milano, 10/05/2017. The press conference of garagErasmus on the event of 16th May, that will launch its new project Laissez-Passer, took place in the Palazzo Lombardia.
In the press conference the representatives of the sponsors of the upcoming launch event participated (Eviva Energia, Creden Spa and Assolombarda) as well as the Vice President of Regione Lombardia Fabrizio Sala, Director of Youth Policy of the Municipality of Milan
Fabrizio Chirico and Francesco Cappè, President of garagErasmus.
garagErasmus in the EU-US Seminar for Young Leaders 2017
Two garagErasmus leaders, Claudia Zilli and Velimir Tasic, have been invited to participate in the EU-US Young Leaders Seminar on Migration 2017, and have further facilitated two breakout sessions.
Innovation from- and for Refugees - events organized in coordination with gE4Istanbul in February, 2017
How does reading impact the reader? - Interview with Marco Magnone
In our section about Erasmus talents around all the world, the next story belongs to Marco Magnone who lives in Turin where he writes and teaches creative writing at Scuola Holden (a famous Italian school of storytelling) and IED-European Institute of Design. In 2015 his first novel Berlin was published.
ESAA Entrepreneurship Incubator, Erasmus+
Thanks to two garagErasmus entrepreneurship leaders, Velimir Tasic and Memet Unsal, the Erasmus+ community has got its first Entrepreneurship Incubator.
How to solve problems in a different way? - Interview with Carlos Granados
Carlos has a peculiar story so far: he started to study law in the Netherlands, then moved to China to study Mandarin, and then again business in the US among other interesting places. But there is one thing that moves him inside: drawing! He is about to publish his first book on entrepreneurship and this interview is an exploration of his ideas and perspectives.
ESAA General Meeting, Warsaw, 2016
The ESAA (Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Association) General and Working Group Meeting was held in Warsaw between of 13th and 16th of October. The garagE representatives of the Working Groups and our ESAA Board Members stayed all weekend to work on the plan for the next few months on developing and moving forward
Milan (Italy), October
Milan opens its doors to garagErasmus thanks to ESAA-event with 100 young professionals and students. Is Milano really an international city? Are the job opportunities of the city that received 20 million visitors last year for EXPO 2015 really for everybody? How can students and former international students get engaged and more aware of how to be ready to enter the job market?
Brain Drain or Brain Gain? The big question for the year of Erasmus Programme’s 30th Anniversary.
The Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Association (ESAA) publishes a magazine each year with a specific topic, with the contribution of the representatives from the members (Erasmus+, EMA, garagErasmus, OCEANS). This year the topic was around the volunteerism, which was discussed in the: article of Velimir Tasic
Warsaw (Poland), October 13th 2016
The garagErasmus Foundation has an Annual Meeting each and every year in different European cities in order to bring our Foundation Members, operational team and all the individuals, universities and companies that are interested in our mission. This year it was organized one day before the Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Association (ESAA) General Meeting on the 13th of October at the Novotel in Warsaw.
Bilbao (Spain), February 23th 2016
The University of Deusto, garagErasmus Foundation member, has opened a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Call to recruit 8 excellent early-stage researchers.
Paris (France), November 27th 2015
garagErasmus' High Level Council hosted by the LVMH Foundation.
Tours (France), November 26th 2015
gE4Tours organised the conference “Working abroad in Europe: how and why?” Read more
Prague (Czech Republic), November 6th 2015
gE4Prague event: Erasmus Gathering and first annual conference. Read more
Pisa (Italy), October 19th 2015
garagErasmus4Tuscany in collaboration with Università di Pisa, Città di Pisa, Camera di Commercio di Lucca, Camera di Commercio di Livorno and Camera di Commercio di Massa e Carrara organised the event garagErasmus4Tuscany Welcome Day Read More
Bologna (Italy), October 8th 2015
A Network of ErasmusNESS: What You Want for Success
garagErasmus Foundation organised the event #Erasmusness and soft skills of mobile talents, in collaboration with our Foundation Member Cineca
gE4Lisbon event: Fly to the place where you dream of working
Lisbon (Portugal), September 28th 2015. garagErasmus4Lisbon in collaboration with the Lisbon City Council and the garagErasmus Foundation organised the event: “Fly to the place where you dream of working”.
27th Annual EAIE Conference
Glasgow (UK), September 14th-18th 2015. We were at the 27th Annual EIAE Conference and we hosted a panel with the title "garagErasmus: helping your alumni find and create jobs". Read more and download the conference presentations.
gE4Athens event: How to present your international experience in the job market?
Athens (Greece), June 23rd 2015. Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 took place the second interactive workshop of the ge4Athens Association with the subject: “How to present your international experience in the job market?”.
May 18th 2015 - One of the first events of the new association ESAA took place: the Erasmus+ Train-the-Trainers event was organised on the premises of the European Commission, DG Education and Culture in Brussels. It was initiated by the ESAA Policy Working Group with the idea to give 15 trainees a deeper understanding of Erasmus+, the new programme for Education, Training, Youth, and Sport.
garagErasmus had a Vis-à-Vis Meeting with the EU Leaders
12th of May 2015 - This morning, at the European Parliament, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport - Tibor Navracsics, the President of the European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education Silvia Costa and the President of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) at the European Parliament - Gianni Pittella had a meeting on garagErasmus development with our Executive Chairman - Francesco Cappè and the garagErasmus High level Council President - Maurits van Roijen.
Since we have launched our outreach campaign last November, 11 Universities of different countries have joined our initiative.
5th May 2015
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
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Professor Maurits van Rooijen is the new President of the High Level Council of the garagErasmus Foundation
April 2015 - Professor Maurits van Rooijen is the Rector and CEO (Academic) of Global University Systems, a rapidly expanding education company that operates in the UK, Germany, Canada, Singapore and online. Professor van Rooijen is also the Rector and CEO of the London School of Business and Finance.
Professor Van Rooijen was awarded the Constance Meldrum prize for Vision and Leadership in 2013 by the European Association for International Education (EAIE).
9 Organizations joined the garagErasmus Foundation during the First Retreat of the Foundation Members
18 October 2014
During the First Retreat of the Foundation Members, 9 organizations joined the garagErasmus Foundation: Tours City Council, the Universities of Groningen, of Salamanca, of Lugano (L.u.de.s), and of Deusto, the associations of enterprises Confindustria Monza e Brianza and Confindustria Toscana, and the University Networks SGroup and UNICA.
See the full list of Foundation Members.
garagErasmus Foundation brings the Erasmus Generation Professional Network to Pisa for the 1st meeting of the local associations and the 1st Retreat of the Foundation Members
6 October 2014 - On 16-17 October, several European Universities local, regional, national and European institutions, companies, and organizations “check-in” to Pisa on occasion of the first Annual Retreat of the Foundation that reunites all former Erasmus and leverage on a relevant experience for the professional curriculum.
garagErasmus at the Annual Conference of the European Association for International Education in Prague, on 16-19 September!
12 September 2014 - garagErasmus was present at the Annual Conference of the EAIE, in Prague on 16-19 September. The theme was Stepping into a New Era, marking the significant transformations of the international education field. The Advisory Council member of garagErasmus Jan Muehlfeit (Chairman Europe Microsoft Corporation) spoke the Opening Plenary on 17 September.
A special workshop about garagErasmus was held on 18 September and chaired by Peter van de Hijden (former executive at European Commission). Speakers of the workshop have been Francesco Cappè, Executive Chairman garagErasmus, Velimir Tasic, garagErasmus Poland, Monika Petrásková, former Erasmus and owner of the startup Nanny Agency, Czech Republic
More information about the event
garagErasmus' pitch @ Microsoft in Brussels: the Erasmus Generation Professional Network was presented to universities, companies and political leaders.
1 July 2014 - At a special meeting held in Brussels, the garagErasmus Foundation presented the first Erasmus Generation Professional Network to companies, universities and political figures in Brussels. The pitch was the first of a series of short events that will take garagErasmus Foundation to promote the innovative idea of bringing former Erasmus students and the professional world closer. The roadshow of garagErasmus started symbolically in the capital of Europe and will touch base in several cities of the continent to raise funds and awareness for this new initiative and further widen the support of private and public companies, universities, and private foundations.
Check-in Europe in Tuscany : garagErasmus signs a Memorandum of Undestanding for the first meet up of Erasmus Generation next 17h October 2014 at the Pisa International Airport.
8 may 2014 - During an event organized in Pisa (Italy), garagErasmus presented the project of the first meet up between Erasmus Generation and enterprises at International Pisa Airport October 17th 2014, Terminal B.
During this meeting, the Region of Tuscany, the city of Pisa , University of Pisa, Tuscany Confindustria , the Chamber of Commerce of Pisa, Pisa International Airport - SAT, Tenuta di San Rossore and the Foundation garagErasmus will sign a memorandum of understanding to support and develop this initiative.
garagErasmus at the Erasmus+ Italian launch event in Florence, with Androulla Vassiliou and the Italian Minister of Education
10 April 2014 - garagErasmus took part part of the Italian launch event of Erasmus+ in Florence (Italy). During the event Francesco Cappè, Executive Chairman of the Foundation, was asked to tell about how much Erasmus changed his life and about the purpose of the garagErasmus Foundation.
Read more and see the photos of the event
Lisbon: city of garagErasmus. The Portuguese capital becomes an engine for the future of Erasmus Generation professionals
19 march 2014 - Our fantastic European journey continues. The city of Lisbon became a Foundation member of garagErasmus on 19 March.
Chantal Gemperle, Group EVP Human Resources LVMH has joined the Advisory Council of garagErasmus
10 March 2014 - Chantal Gaemperle, Group EVP Human Resources & Synergies, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has joined the Advisory Council of garagErasmus, supporting the strategic development of the Foundation in the human capital field.
garagErasmus on Italian TV network RAI in a special about the Erasmus Generation with the Italian Public Education Minister Stefania Giannini.
In the interview, the Chairman of garagErasmus Foundation, Francesco Cappè, challenges European politicians to support the Erasmus Generation
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garagErasmus at the launch party of Erasmus+ in France
13 January 2014 - Marco Mazzini, co-founder & Deputy Chairman garagErasmus Foundation, will take part to the launch event of Erasmus+ in France, organized by the French Europe-Education-Formation Agency in Bordeaux. Among the other participants there were also: Hélène Conway-Mouret, Minister Delegate for French Nationals Abroad, attached to the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sandrine Doucet, MP of Gironde, Sonia Dubourg Lavroff, Deputy mayor of Bordeaux, Mrs Cocula, Vice-president of Conseil Région d’Aquitaine, Vanessa Debiais-Sainton, Head of Sector Erasmus - European Commission, François Missonier, Director of Europavox, Antoine Godbert, Director of the Agence Europe Education Formation France.
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23 November 2013 - Somehow it was already in the new wording.
With that + at the end, expectations were very high, since it was clear that there would be something more, that was not there before...
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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 Millions 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
20 June 2013 - KPMG (global auditing firm), SAT (international airport of Pisa) and Meta Energia (an italian energy provider) have joined the Alliance to empower the Erasmus Generation as Foundation Members.
garagErasmus event in Istanbul
19 April 2013 - An event organized by garagErasmus with the Turkish Nation Agency with former Erasmus, entrepreneurs and universities will be held in Istanbul tomorrow.
#erasmusvote by garagErasmus
1 February 2013 - garagErasmus has set up an initiative called #erasmusvote to gather funds to reimburse Erasmus students for their travel to Italy on the occasion of the national political elections to be held in February.
Reloading Europe Tour begins
1 November 2012 - A delegation of 30 former Erasmus will be at the European Parliament on November 5 to present the project and a web application called Check-in Europe.
garagErasmus Foundation was born!
12 October 2012 - A new Foundation to help social, cultural and business entrepreneurship will be presented on November 5 at the European Parliament in Brussels, with the support of the Tuscany Region.