ErasmusDays was born from the desire to talk about the benefits of European cooperation and about the experiences, lessons learnt and results achieved by those who have participated in Erasmus+. The idea for the event originally came from France, but it has been included in the programme in an increasing number of EU countries. The Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) supports the initiative and encourages as many people as possible to participate in the shared European event.
How can you participate?
Individual persons and organisations can organise different events related to the topic and register them on the ErasmusDays website.
The events may be small briefings or celebrations in their own school or organisation or large, extremely diverse events organised together with partners. They may be seminars, meetings with partners, photo exhibitions, morning assemblies, workshops, trips, concerts, radio programmes, sporting events, conferences, hackathons, fairs, international coffee breaks, presentations or network events. Ideas for the events may be brainstormed freely. For example, the content may be:
- an ongoing or completed project
- experiences of mobility periods
- the importance and opportunities of internationalisation
- results achieved through projects
- the role of projects and periods abroad in the development of own activities
- methods of international cooperation and the lessons learnt
- cooperation between different sectors
- intercultural encounters
- European values and the importance of encounters
- periods abroad and internationalisation at home
Ideas for virtual events
As much as possible, we encourage taking advantage of what was learnt about virtual cooperation during the state of emergency and also organising events online. During the ErasmusDays, you can also highlight how international virtual and physical cooperation can complement each other. Here are a few ideas for virtual events:
- Facebook or Instagram live
- competition or challenge in social media channels
- virtual exhibition
- online conference
- virtual meeting with representatives of a partner school
- learning game
This year, we would especially like to highlight environmental matters, equality, inclusion, and projects that promote digital skills. However, all themes and projects are welcome to the #ErasmusDays event!
Register your #ErasmusDays event
Remember to register your #ErasmusDays event as part of the official programme!
- Fill in the event form on the erasmusdays.eu website in English or in your own language.
- Section 01, Description of the event: Add a description of your #ErasmusDays event. Also add the time of the event here.
- Section 04: If you have an Erasmus+ project that has already ended, add a link to the summary of your project in the Erasmus+ project database https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/.
- Section 04, Description: If you have an ongoing Erasmus+ project or one that has already ended, add a short description of your project.
- Section 05: Enter the website and/or the social media channels of your project or organisation here.
ErasmusDays is an excellent opportunity to gain visibility and spread information about your project. For this reason, you should also provide the contact details of your project or organisation and links to it. Others may be inspired by your project, so links help them to find the source of the information.
You can use the shared #ErasmusDays communication materials for your event. You can also use the official logo of the event. Note that the recommendation is to use the logo only against a white or blue background.
You can also set up an email signature or add a banner to the website. If you wish, you can also have posters made of the shared material.
Download the Communication kit, familiarise yourself with its content in more detail and tell people you are proud to be involved in a Europe-wide event! The Communication kit will be updated in autumn, prior to the event.
What other ways to participate are there?
You can participate in the events whose information has been compiled on the common European website.
We also hope that as many people as possible will participate in the discussion and share their experiences using the hashtags #ErasmusDays and #ErasmusplusFI. It would be interesting to hear more about both recent and older experiences! This way, we will be able to broaden the understanding of the importance of the Erasmus+ programme and its predecessors and perhaps also gain new ideas for developing the activities.
EDUFI will communicate more information on the events and the programme of ErasmusDays in the autumn.
Read about the activities organised in Europe during the #ErasmusDays event!