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Erasmus+ puts people first

Piotr BORYS
24.03.2014 - 09:00
Beliee in people campaign, Piotr Borys MEP

My daughters are turning 8 and 10 this year. In just a few years they will be able to participate in the greatest programme ever designed by the European Parliament. I remember the work we put into making it happen and I think that this is such a great opportunity, one which my generation, as well as my parents' generation in Poland never had.

Enrich your professional and personal background

The new Erasmus+ programme especially offers a great chance to move, to create new contacts and gain different experiences, not only at universities but also in various institutions.

Unfortunately, I couldn't participate in an Erasmus programme, but I strongly believe that this successful project will continue, and many young Europeans, my daughters included, will have the chance to be a part of it.

From 2014-2020, the European Union will provide new opportunities for around 2 million European students and academics to study and improve their skills abroad, which will give them better prospects Piotr Borys

Since the launch of Erasmus in 1987, around 3 million students have benefited from this best-known of all European programmes. It has enriched students’ academic knowledge and professional competences and supported their personal development.

Throughout the Erasmus+ programme, from 2014-2020, the European Union will provide new opportunities for around 2 million European students and academics to study and improve their skills abroad, which will give them better prospects for the future. Erasmus+ brings together the EU education, training and youth programmes Comenius, Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus, Leonardo da Vinci (professional training) and Grundtvig under a single umbrella, and includes sport for the first time.

Boost your prospects in a competitive labour market

Time spent abroad provides opportunities for gaining competitive skills and has a positive impact when it comes to the future of students and academics on the increasingly competitive labour market. So I would like to persuade all brave young people to take part in Erasmus+.

Time spent abroad provides opportunities for gaining competitive skills and has a positive impact when it comes to the future of students and academics on the increasingly competitive labour market

The effects of this programme will definitely positively influence their entire life, through contact with different cultures and languages. Erasmus+ means also friendly relations among participants from different countries of the world, which often last a lifetime.

The Erasmus+ programme puts people first, opens minds and brings together nations in order to build a united Europe.

We believe in people  #believeinpeople

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