“For a right to European mobility”

9:35 p.m., May 7, 2022

Here is his forum: “European Year of Youth and 35th Anniversary of Erasmus +, 2022 focuses on a generation whose horizons face health or geopolitical obstacles … More than ever, in an uncertain world where peace and freedom they are threatened, it is time to return. to delight young people, to respond to their expectation of openness to Europe and the world, to allow them to get to know other cultures, to defend European values.

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In thirty-five years, more than 12 million people have benefited from European or international mobility. The Erasmus + 2021-2027 program with an ambitious scale of budget changes, designed for an even wider audience to learn elsewhere and in a different way. For the Erasmus + France Agency and the actors of education and training to have the means to achieve these goals, certain obstacles still have to be overcome and everyone must take advantage of the opportunities at their level.

The field of possibilities opened up by Erasmus + is wide but too little known

The French believe that the Erasmus + program is attractive and show a strong desire for mobility. Paradoxically, mobility aids (advice, scholarships) are little known. During the Erasmus + Forum, 70 citizens – students, apprentices, jobseekers, teachers … – proposed strong measures to remedy this and proclaimed that Erasmus + is really for everyone.

We demand the creation of Erasmus + spaces in every establishment, school, institute, high school, university, CFA … The range of possibilities is wide but too little known: 57% of French people still think that Erasmus + is reserved for students. *. Mobility is a topic of guidance, families are waiting for information from the university for an informed choice. With a location and dedicated staff, these spaces would provide access to information. They would be a place for dialogue, preparation and support.

Too often learners censor themselves. The exchange with classmates allows you to overcome nervousness

We also want to see a network of Erasmus + ambassadors, of all profiles and generations, formed to share experiences and build a network of professional support. We do not deprive ourselves of the enthusiasm of those who have lived the European experience! Too often, learners censor themselves, especially the most vulnerable, for fear of the unknown, of real or imaginary obstacles. Sharing with colleagues allows you to overcome your reluctance and get started.

Finally, we encourage all actors in the territories to take advantage of Erasmus + opportunities, at the service of their audiences, including communities and businesses. We invite everyone to get information close to home at the Erasmus + territorial offices and during the European Day events or the #ErasmusDays in October.

We, members of the Erasmus + Circle, are campaigning for a right to European mobility, included in the itineraries and fully recognized. It broadens young people’s professional horizons, contributes to their personal development and nurtures the ferment of a sense of European citizenship. Together, we give a new impetus to youth!

* CSA Institute Survey, January 2022.

Erasmus + Circle Members:

  • Jean ARTHUIS, President of the Erasmus + Circle, President of Euro App Mobility, former President of the European Parliament’s Committee on Budgets, former Minister, former Senator.
  • Jérôme AUSLANDER, Deputy Vice President for Europe and International Relations at AVUF – Association of French University Cities, Deputy Mayor of Clermont-Ferrand.
  • Pascal BRUNET, director of Relais Culture Europe
  • Anaïs CANTIN, co-president of Erasmus’Us Alumni
  • Laure COUDRET-LAUT, Director of the Erasmus + France Agency / Educational Training
  • Estelle DELAUDE, Master 2 student “Event Management and Engineering at the IAE of the University of Savoy Mont-Blanc
  • Marie-Christine DELAUNAY-FELIX, Vice President responsible for ANDEV associations
  • Michel DERDEVET, President of the think tank Confrontations Europe, President of the Maison de l’Europe in Paris
  • M’Hamed DRISSI, chairman of the International Relations Committee of the CGE-Conférence des Grandes Ecoles, former director of INSA Rennes
  • Sonia DUBOURG-LAVROFF, Inspector General of Education, Sport and Research (IGESR), Education Expert (Education 2030) at the French National Commission for UNESCO, former Director of the 2e2f Agency (Erasmus +)
  • Pierre DUBUC, co-founder and CEO of Open Classrooms
  • Laurence FARRENG, Member of the European Parliament – Renew Group (political coordinator), Councilor for Peace and Community Councilor for the Pau Béarn Pyrénées Agglomeration
  • Samia GHOZLANE, director of the Grande Ecole du Numérique
  • Antoine GODBERT, project director of Le Défenseur des Droits, vice-president of the European Movement of France, former director of the Erasmus + Agency
  • Sylvie GUILLAUME, Member of the European Parliament, Parliamentary Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Patricia HUMANN, Coordinator of the School, Early Childhood, UNAF Youth Section
  • Wendy LAFAYE, CEO of Clermont Métropole & Volcans Local Mission, President of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Association of Local Missions (Amilaura)
  • Marie-Amélie LEFUR, President of the French Sports and Paralympic Committee
  • Sébastien LOTTE, President of Erasmus Student Network France (ESN)
  • Joana MIRA GODINHO, former director of the Portuguese Erasmus + Agency, retired
  • Julien PEA, director of the Maison de l’Europe in Burgundy Franche-Comté
  • Bérangère PONCET, Vice President of Student Life, Sorbonne University
  • Jean-Christophe SCIBERRAS, President of NewsBridges, HRD, Social Relations Consultant, President of France Strategy Employment Skills Network. Former President ANDRH
  • André VIOLA, Chairman of the International Relations Committee of the Assembly of Departments of France, Departmental Councilor of Aude
  • Salima YENBOU, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT).

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