The Erasmus+ Coalition gathers over 40 European-wide networks and civil society organisations representing the major beneficiaries of Erasmus+ programme at all levels. The idea of the “Erasmusx10” campaign emerged when European political leaders started advocating for a significant uplift of the programme’s budget. The President of the European Commission Juncker himself, during the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of Erasmus+ in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, called for a 9-time increase.
The purpose of the campaign is to mainstream such individual and collective mobilisation, and to raise civil society voices from all parts of Europe to advocate for a more accessible and inclusive Programme.
During the first phase of the campaign, the Coalition will collect additional statements from key stakeholders and institutions, organisations and individuals in the EU, and will bring them up in the light of a wider range of partners through social media and event communications. In the meanwhile, the Coalition will build evidence on the positive changes that more funding would have on the quality, access, and inclusiveness of the activities for the beneficiaries of the programme.
Posted by: Katrin Schauer