Over 3990 events have taken place around the world between the 10th and 12th October to celebrate the 2019 edition of the #ErasmusDays. The #ErasmusDays showcase the European impact in the territories thanks to success stories and testimonies. The 10 million European citizens who have experienced an Erasmus mobility since the launch of the programme were invited to share their international experience and to incite citizens to study or train abroad.
Malta is one of the 51 countries to hold events in the 2019 edition. This celebration shows locally what European Union brings to citizens. In Malta numerous events were organized, including presentations, information sessions and sharing of testimonials.
Dyslexic Teens Dialogue organized and event at St Joseph School Sliema on Thursday 10th October, whereby all the senior school was invited to participate in a youth-led event, the youths shared their experience in participating in Erasmus+ youth exchanges and also presented their video entitled “We Want to Start a Conversation”. Hon. Aaron Farrugia, Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds and Social Dialogue attended the event; he encouraged the students to participate in Erasmus+ projects and to make use of EU Funding opportunities.
The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology and the University of Malta both organized information sessions on Friday 11th October targeting students and staff. During the sessions Erasmus+ opportunities were explained and students and staff that participated in an Erasmus+ Mobility Project were invited to share their experience. The Institute of Tourism Studies and Esplora shared testimonials online whilst St Martins Institute for Higher Education put up a screen at the institute with project details about the mobility opportunities available for students.
The #ErasmusDays expand throughout the world thanks to the involvement of the Erasmus + National Agencies, the support of the European Commission (DGEAC) and the European Parliament.