2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus programme, now called Erasmus+.
To launch the year-long Europe-wide celebration, an event took place today [26 January 2017] at the Parlamentarium visitors’ centre in Brussels.
In 1987, the Erasmus programme targeted higher education students. It has since grown to offer opportunities in vocational education and training, school education, adult education, youth, and sport. Erasmus+ was launched in 2014 and runs for seven years until 2020.
Throughout 2017, there will be activities to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Erasmus+. In the UK we will post details on our Erasmus+ 30 webpage, including showcasing former participants.
During the last 30 years the programme has enabled almost 600,000 people from the UK to study, train or volunteer abroad. Figures are in our press release.