The #Erasmus Days, which will take place in higher education institutions in 48 countries on 10, 11 and 12 October 2019 in collaboration with the Erasmus+ Agency, are an opportunity to celebrate Europe and to promote the possibilities of international mobility offered by institutions.
In order to encourage its students to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Erasmus+ programme, the Ministry of Culture has made two new arrangements, implemented as of the 2019 academic year:
- Support for international mobility will now be available to all Culture university grant holders;
- students who continue their graduate studies in one of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe (*) after starting them in France, will retain the benefit of their scholarship on social criteria, as is the practice for university students.
Opening up to Europe and the international market for cultural and creative actors is a challenge for Higher Education Culture (ESC). The Ministry of Culture welcomes the growing number of students who benefit each year from the Erasmus+ programme: in 2018, around 1,400 students enrolled in an ESC institution have made a mobility abroad. The wealth of their experiences will be highlighted during the #Erasmus Days through various exhibitions and conferences organized by their schools.
For artists and creators, mobility is essential. Working in another country means opening up to discoveries, encounters and interactions that enrich the creative process. And we must encourage this mobility from the very beginning.” Franck Riester, Minister of Culture
(*) list of countries available on the Council of Europe website https://www.coe.int/en