05.10.2017 CALLSEAEAPOLICY

European Commission launches online meeting point to discuss the future of Erasmus+

The Erasmus+ Generation Online Meeting Point is an open space for citizens to have a say on the future of the Erasmus+. EAEA engourages all its members and adult education stakeholders to take part in the discussions.

The European Commission invites all Erasmus+ beneficiaries, including adult educators and learners, to take part in the discussions held on the  Erasmus+ Generation Online Meeting Point. Based on the discussions, the Commission will draft a concrete set of proposals - an Erasmus+ Generation Declaration - for the future of the programme beyond 2020.

When and where will the discussions take place?

The discussion will take place on the Erasmus+ Generation Online Meeting Point on the 15 October 2017. The discussion will be the first step in drafting the Erasmus+ Generation Declaration. The discussions will focus on six key topics chosen based on the feedback from the Mid-term evaluation of the Erasmus+ programme and the debates of 13th June at the European Parliament:

  • Societal challenges
  • Skills gap
  • Civic engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Global dimension
  • Simplification.

Who will moderate the online discussions?

One discussion leader has been nominated by each Erasmus+ programme country and assigned as a moderator for one of the six key topics. They will be in charge of moderating the online discussions, collecting input from the Erasmus+ Generation, and drafting and presenting the Erasmus+ Generation Declaration.

What is the Erasmus+ Generation Declaration?

Erasmus + Generation Declaration is a concrete set of proposals that reflect the Erasmus+ Generation's vision of the future programme beyond 2020. These proposals will be presented to EU decision makers on November the 30th in Brussels.

Who makes up the Erasmus+ Generation?

Erasmus+ Generation are all the participants and beneficiaries of Erasmus+ and its predecessor programmes: young people, students, adult learners, teachers, trainers, volunteers and youth workers, as well as organisations, including schools, universities, training institutions, businesses, youth organisations and sports clubs and federations.

EAEA engourages all its members and adult education stakeholders to take part in the discussions. EAEA statements on the future of Erasmus+ can be found on the EAEA statement library.

Text and photo: [via European Commission]