On 15, 16 and 17 October 2020, the 4th edition of #ErasmusDays will celebrate the Erasmus+ Programme with more than 4,600 events – both digital and physical – taking place in 80 countries around the world. Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said: “Since 1987, Erasmus+ has helped more than 10 million students, pupils, learners and young people gain invaluable experience abroad and strengthen their skills. This year, more than ever, we need the Erasmus Days to celebrate the unique opportunities offered by the programme, and to convey a message of strength and resilience to the whole Erasmus+ community.” Highlighting the beneficial societal role of the Erasmus+ programme, two extra Erasmus+ calls for proposals are currently open, to support digital education and training, digital youth work and creative skills – each providing €100 million for collaborative projects that respond to the educational challenges posed by the coronavirus crisis. Candidate organisations have until 29 October to apply. The next Erasmus+ Programme (2021-2017), currently subject to discussion in the European Parliament and the Council, will further enhance the programme’s unique contribution to European society. It will focus even more on social inclusion, while fostering the competences needed for a successful green and digital transitions. #ErasmusDays 2020 events and initiatives are open to the public and include webinars, open door events, virtual meetings, photo exhibitions, online escape games and radio shows. An online exhibition highlighting Erasmus+ projects promoting inclusion will be available on EPALE, a platform for adult learning professionals in Europe. The #ErasmusDays 2020 official website includes a map with the full programme.
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