The European Union will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the extraordinarily successful Erasmus student mobility program with Australian participants in Melbourne on 23 May.
Erasmus started as a European student mobility programme in 1987 and has since been opened to the rest of the world. The EU's Ambassador to Australia, Sem Fabrizi, said more than 9 million people, including from Australia, have taken part in Erasmus programs which have aimed to "enrich lives, and open minds" for 30 years.
European Union Statement delivered by H.E. Ambassador João Vale de Almeida, Head of the European Union Delegation to the United Nations, at the Second informal thematic session on “Addressing drivers of migration, including adverse effects of climate change, natural disasters and human-made crises, through protection and assistance, sustainable development, poverty eradication, conflict prevention and resolution” at Panel 1: Sustainable development and poverty eradication.