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EU programme for education, training, youth and sport

Erasmus+ 35 years – 35 experiences

20 September 2022
Hybrid event (in Brussels and online)


On the 20th September, celebrate with us the 35th anniversary of the Erasmus+ programme. Meet European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and 35 Erasmus+ participants from all corners of Europe and beyond.

This is an excellent occasion to trace the path from the origins of Erasmus+ to what it has become today. To do so, founding team members Hywel Ceri Jones, Alan Smith, Angeliki Verli and David O’Sullivan will share their experience since the start, as well as their vision for the future.

Catch up with what happened

The anniversary event has ended, but you can watch a video series made by participants. 15 videos present what you might not know about Erasmus+, as well as the history of the programme.

Browse the video series

    Anniversary event video recording

    Follow the conversation on social media

    After the event, you can comment and share your thoughts via Erasmus+ social media channels.

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    Opening speeches by Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and Commissioner Mariya Gabriel


    By Themis Christophidou, European Commission’s Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture


    A chance for participants to share

    • their experiences and added value
    • the origins and evolution of Erasmus+
    • their vision on the programme’s success
    • the challenges, achievements and priorities of the new programme 2021-2027

    All about the anniversary

    See other happenings, find links to Erasmus+ communities, get the latest tweets, and learn more about the Erasmus+ programme.

    Learn more about the 35th anniversary