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A special commemorative coin has been released to celebrate 35 years of Erasmus+. Over 72,000 people voted to decided the winner, which was designed by Joaquin Jimenez, a designer at the Monnaie de Paris.
Keep an eye out for one of the 37 million coins being issued, adding to more than 142 billion euro coins already in circulation across the euro area.
Erasmus+ aims to help generations of Europeans become active citizens. It offers the skills, knowledge and experience to tackle the challenges facing our society, both now and in the years to come. Some of the projects below are highlights of how the programme changes lives and opens minds.
In 2019, participants of the Right2Move project role-played to simulate how it felt to be a migrant for a day. As part of the 9-month project, they documented the experience and held an event in the Croatian city of Osijek to discuss migration.
150 students from the 10th grade from 16 German Federal states had the chance to join the Model European Parliament through the "Jugend-Upgrade für Europa" project. Many said it was the first time their political opinion was heard and taken seriously.
The Toy for Inclusion project established play groups for vulnerable communities and their young children to support early childhood care and build community bridges. These "play hubs" run in 8 countries, helpiing children to develop skills and knowledge for formal education.