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EU programme for education, training, youth and sport

It all starts here: 35 years of Erasmus+

2022 marked the 35th year of existence of Erasmus+, the EU's flagship programme for education, training, youth and sport. See its evolution and what happened in 2022.

Learn about the closing event


Video series: Erasmus or Erasmus+?

For the 35th anniversary of Erasmus+, we gathered some of the participants and founding members to answer questions on the flagship programme of the European Commission.

The result is 15 videos by guests from the heart of the programme.

See the whole video series

Your community, your stories

Commemorative coin

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.

© European Union, 2022.

Recent highlighted figures

  • 137 partner countries worldwide in 2019
  • 83,000 youth exchanges in 2019
  • €70.1 million dedicated for sports in 2020

Stand-out projects from recent years

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.

Stand-out Erasmus+ projects