Laureates of the “Erasmus+ et moi” competition
11 January 2017

Award of the “Erasmus+ et moi” competition prizes to mark the programme’s 30th birthday

The award of prizes to the winners of the “Erasmus+ et moi: apprendre, partager, transmettre” (Erasmus+ and me: learning, sharing and passing on) competition took place on the 30th birthday of the Erasmus+ programme, a European initiative for education, training, youth and sport designed to promote European mobility and openness. Each winner came away with a three-day stay for two people in one of the following European capitals: Athens, Berlin, Lisbon, Prague or Rome.
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On 9 January, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Myriam El Khomri, Patrick Kanner and Harlem Désir took part in the Erasmus programme’s 30th-birthday celebrations at the Odéon Theatre. In France’s eyes, the programme, which promotes intra-European mobility, is one of Europe’s greatest successes. The Republic would like to see an Erasmus for all, enabling more young people undergoing vocational training or in apprenticeships to benefit from the programme.
 
A website has been uploaded to mark the programme’s birthday: www.generation-erasmus.fr
 
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Constructed on the basis of pilot student exchanges organised between 1981 and 1986, the Erasmus programme was adopted by the Council of Ministers of Education on 15 June 1987, with a view to promoting European mobility and openness. Initially, Erasmus only involved eleven countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom. Over the last 30 years, the programme has given more than 5 million people, including 3.3 million students, the chance to gain experience abroad. Although during the 1990s the programme only targeted students, these days, Erasmus+ casts its nets more widely, to include primary and secondary schoolchildren, pupils at vocational secondary schools, apprentices, jobseekers, students, young volunteers, and professionals in the spheres of education, training, youth affairs and community life, and from the world of sport. Since 2014, the Erasmus+ programme has brought together 33 participating countries and 169 partner countries throughout the world. Today, It encompasses all the former European programmes devoted to education, training and youth (Comenius, Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig, Jeunesse en action, Jean Monnet, Alpha and Edulink) and incorporates a new sports component.


The “Erasmus+ et moi: apprendre, partager, transmettre” competition

The Erasmus+ 30th-birthday celebrations also provided an occasion for awarding the prizes to the winners of the “Erasmus+ et moi: apprendre, partager, transmettre” competition, launched by Najat Vallaud-Belkacem in Strasbourg on 10 October 2016. The competition aimed to make the utmost of the experience and skills acquired by candidates during their mobility, through digital reports made up of short texts accompanied by a video or three photographs, highlighting the three themes of learning, sharing and passing on.
 
 
A national jury decided on the winner of each of the four categories, from among the five reports in each of them that obtained the most votes. A “public’s choice” prize was also awarded. Each winner came away with a three-day stay for two people in one of the following European capitals: Athens, Berlin, Lisbon, Prague or Rome.
 
The competition was organised by the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research, in partnership with the Erasmus+ France / Education Training Agency and with the support of the Hippocrène Foundation. It was open to Erasmus+ programme beneficiaries, whether they were lower or upper secondary schoolchildren, apprentices, vocational secondary school pupils, or teaching or non-teaching educational staff who had carried out their mobility between 1 January 2016 and 16 December 2016.