Erasmus+: Transforming Romania by… running!

Erasmus+ is the EU’s overarching programme for education, vocational training, youth and sport. The original Erasmus began in 1987 as an exchange programme that gave higher education students a taste of life and learning abroad. Over the past 30 years, it has grown into something much bigger. Today, Erasmus+ offers a large number of additional opportunities to individuals and organisations – to go abroad as volunteers or apprentices for example, and to cooperate on joint projects. Sport has also become an important part of Erasmus+. And the programme is extending far beyond European borders.

In fact, 2 million people from all walks of life have already taken the opportunity to study, train, volunteer and gain experience abroad since the launch of Erasmus+ in 2014, with 5 million in total taking part in the programme over the past 30 years.

Between 2017 and 2020, Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for more than 2 million people from Europe and around the world.

2017 is marked by a year-long campaign to showcase the achievements and impact of Erasmus+. Events will be held at European, national and local level – and there will be open competitions throughout the year.

Celebrations started in January in various cities across Europe. Throughout the year, other ceremonies promise to highlight the benefits that Erasmus+ offers in areas such as language learning, adult education, traineeships, volunteering … and much, much more.

In Romania, the Erasmus+ programme is administered by the National Agency for Community Programmes in the Field of Education and Vocational Training. The institution has been managing European Union’s programmes for education, training and youth since 2007.

On the 13th and 14th of May, we invite you to run for education and take part in one of the different races of Bucharest Half Marathon! By supporting the Teens’ Race, we want to send young people a strong message about the complementary benefits of sports and learning in any context. Looking forward to welcoming them all at our “Mens sana in corpore sano” event!

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