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Erasmus by Train at the Connecting Europe Express

Since the 2nd of September, the Connecting Europe Express is touring from Lisbon to Paris, visiting most European countries. On the trip, stakeholders of the rail sector, locals, and politicians used the opportunity to discuss shared visions and challenges. We have participated in Luxembourg, Strasbourg, and Paris. In Strasbourg, we participated in a high-level CER […]

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Petition sent to the European Parliament

Last week we submitted a petition to the European Parliament (German version, English version, French version and Italian version). In it, we express our concern that more than 75 per cent of the 335,600 Erasmus+ students in 2018/19 took the plane to travel to and from their exchange destination. The Erasmus+ programme thus contributes significantly […]

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Statement about the new Erasmus+ Programme Guide

At the beginning of April, the European Commission published the Erasmus+ Programme Guide 2021-2027. Among a lot of other policy changes, it addresses the issue of unsustainable travel. After one year of lobbying, we are happy to see the idea of “green travel”, as the European Commission puts it, included in the programme guide. However, […]