“A life-changing experience” might be an accurate way to define the Erasmus+ programme. Over the past three decades, the EU’s flagship programme has allowed over 10 million people to benefit from cross-border exchanges in Europe and beyond. Now, Erasmus+ is undergoing changes of its own caused by a larger budget, a messy Brexit and a ravaging pandemic that has stalled mobility flows all over the world. ESN President Kostis Giannidis joins Victor, Harpa and Alex to discuss the challenges and opportunities lying ahead of an Erasmus+ programme that promises to be more inclusive, more digital and a lot greener.
- Erasmus+: over €28 billion to support mobility and learning for all, across the European Union and beyond (European Commission)
- Europe needs a bigger, more inclusive Erasmus programme (European Data Journalism Network)
- Quietly sprouting: A European identity (The New York Times)
- Standard Eurobarometer Spring 2019: Public opinion in the European Union (European Commission)
- The Erasmus acronym: according to the European Commission; according to the European Council