Report on the General Assembly of ERASMUS February 24th 2017 - Campidoglio – Rome

Brief report on the General Assembly of Erasmus on 24th February 2017 Campidoglio - Rome 

On Friday 24th February it took place, in the Protomoteca Hall at the Campidoglio in Rome, the General Assembly of the Erasmus Generation to mark the 30th anniversary of the birth of the Erasmus Project.

At 11 am, after the registration of participants, or rather of the ex-students and students called in representation of the main Italian Universities and with experience gained abroad through Erasmus+, the event started with the welcome greetings by the council member of the Municipality of Rome Capital Budget, Andrea Manzillo, representing the Capitoline council and the Mayor, Virginia Raggi, who was absent due to health reasons; the President of the National Agency Erasmus + INDIRE, Giovanni Biondi; the President of Erasmus Student Network-Italy, Valentina Presa, and the President of GaragErasms, Francesco Cappè.

The opening speech of this event was entrusted to the Minister of Education, Universities and Research, Valeria Fedeli, and the Secretary of State with responsibility for Policies and European Affairs, Sandro Gozzi. After this, it took place a debate directed by Federico Taddia, reporter for the La Stampa and moderator of the day, which was attended by Evarist Bartolo, Minister of Education and Employment of Malta, Ian Borg, the Maltese Secretary of State to the EU Presidency in 2017, and funds of EU, Silvia Costa, member of the Commission for Culture and Education of the European Parliament, and Martine Reicherts, General Director for Education and Culture of the European Commission.

After a short lunch break in the near and picturesque terrace Caffarelli, the General Assembly continued in the afternoon with the presentation of the online platform that in the next days will host six discussion tables in which all participants will be asked to contribute through developing policies and suggestions that will lead to the drafting of the “Charter Erasmus Generation”, which will be presented next March 25 in Florence at the Council of Ministers and major European institutions as part of the celebrations for the sixty anniversary of the signing of the Rome Treaties. The subjects were individually presented by experts of the world of research, of journalism and of the European institutions, in charge to direct and to collect the contributions that are received by the participants through the online platform.

The day ended with some speeches and spontaneous testimonies by students and ex-students and the best wishes to all participants, looking forward for the next event in Florence. you can find some photos of the event on our Facebook page. 


The delegate's report Dr. Alessia Floria - garagErasmus4Pisa / Dica Onlus