About: Erasmus

Politics 20-07-2021

Bring the Erasmus Generation to the Conference on the Future of Europe

The Erasmus Generation has mostly remained behind the scenes within NGOs, multinationals, and public administration. It is time for them to take on more political responsibilities and use their hands-on understanding of Europe, writes João Pinto.
Europe's East 10-06-2021

Belarus: a moment of truth for European values

Firmness is the only answer to Alexander Lukashenko’s Soviet-era thuggery. But in addition to strict sanctions, those who oppose oppression need our help: psychological support and scholarships for now-exiled young activists, support for media and shelter for journalists, writes Frans Timmermans.
07-06-2021

EU recovery funds must close gaps between education, employment, entrepreneurship

The EU's recovery fund must be used to support significant investments in Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship, also known as Gen-E, write Salvatore Nigro and Andzelika Rusteikienė.
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Politics 28-05-2021

Erasmus after Brexit: what comes next for British young people?

The shock announcement at the end of 2020 that the UK will be leaving the Erasmus+ Programme sparked disbelief and disappointment on both sides of the Channel.  After a chaotic year with disruption to education, jobs and wellbeing in the...
Politics 18-09-2020

For the benefit of youth – for the benefit of inclusion

Funding for Erasmus + should not be sacrificed as the EU gears up for its massive spending plan to combat the economic damage caused by Covid-19, writes Florian Sanden.
Elections 31-05-2018

Young Europeans need to know that voting in European elections helps build Europe

The European Parliament is trying to reach out to young people, particularly those who don’t see the benefits of being part of the EU, writes  Ramón Luis Valcárcel and Sylvie Guillaume.
Future EU 28-03-2018

It’s time for an EU fund for fundamental rights!

Fundamental rights and values are currently under attack across the European Union. In order to work in these aggravated conditions, funding is often key, writes Terry Reintke.
Central Asia 12-02-2018

Projecting soft power as an imperative for the EU in Central Asia

There is a thirst for Europe in Central Asia and much more should be done to answer this interest under existing and new inter-cultural programs, writes Nargis Kassenova.
EU-Africa 25-09-2017

An Erasmus for young Africans and Europeans

On 29 and 30 September in Abidjan, Africa and Europe have a date with destiny. It may sound a rather audacious statement in the face of the international community’s growing interest in the African continent, but it is not, writes Gianni Pittella.
Economy & Jobs 11-05-2017

Entrepreneurship education: Unused potential so far

In September 2015, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on promoting youth entrepreneurship. Nearly two years later, MEP Michaela Šojdrova is disappointed with the lack of progress made by the European Commission.
Global Europe 28-03-2017

Now is not the time to isolate Belarus

The EU can encourage change in Belarus by offering support and closer ties. Punitive moves to sever ties with Minsk will undo much of the progress that has already been made, writes Igor Merheim-Eyre.
Defence policy 22-03-2017

EU defence policy ready for psychiatric treatment

Calls for a more militarised Europe have grown and grown, while the EU Council recently concluded that “Europe must commit additional resources” to defence. But increasing military expenditure is not the way forward, warn Bram Vranken and Laëtitia Sédou.
Economy & Jobs 20-03-2017

How Erasmus+ could benefit refugees

The European Commission’s Erasmus+ mid-term review must consider how to harness the potential of the scheme in addressing Europe’s shifting realities. Providing grants to refugee students and academics is one way to start, writes Michael Gaebel.
Future EU 14-09-2016

EU-27, still strong together

As Europe begins to think in earnest about life after the UK, the future of the EU remains very much obscured. In the week leading up to the Bratislava summit, a number of think tanks have outlined what they think the historic meeting will bring, continuing with Yves Bertoncini.

Facilitating the lives of 16 million international couples

The EU is taking steps to provide legal clarity for international couples, facilitating the lives of Europeans in 18 countries, write Vera Jourová and Jean-Marie Cavada.

Youth Guarantee: A good start but not the whole picture

Youth unemployment is still seen as a national problem and a responsibility for the member states. This is also the problem of the EU's proposed youth guarantee scheme which will be discussed by the social affairs ministers on Thursday (28 February), argue Ska Keller and Terry Reintke.
Economy & Jobs 09-11-2012

European personalities urge EU leaders to back Erasmus

More than 100 European personalities from the worlds of education, art, literature, economics, philosophy and sport have signed an open letter to EU heads of state and government in support of the threatened Erasmus student exchange programme.

Europe’s highly skilled 20-30 year olds in times of austerity

Tired of vague promises and little government action, the EU’s university graduates demand clear political messages, defined strategies and informed government choices, says Raya Kardasheva.
Languages & Culture 04-07-2011

The case for ‘Euro-Mediterranean’ Erasmus/Leonardo programmes

The EU's mobility programmes for students (Erasmus) and young professionals (Leonardo) should be extended to the countries of the Southern Mediterranean in the wake of the Arab Spring, write the MEPs behind a European Parliament written declaration on the matter in an exclusive op-ed for EURACTIV. 
Economy & Jobs 03-06-2003

Vivre l’Europe grâce aux programmes d’échanges

Un nombre croissant de jeunes Européens ont la possibilité d'étudier ou de travailler dans un autre pays européen grâce aux programmes européens.
Enlargement 18-06-2002

The impact of the Educational Programmes on the Enlargement of the EU

The impact of the Educational Programmes on the Enlargement of the EU Summarising the impact of the European educational programmes on Central and Eastern European countries, we can see a “positive perturbation” of the national educational politics of those countries,...