European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau will be in Bordeaux on October 12 at the invitation of the city’s mayor, Alain Juppé.
She will take part in a citizen consultation on Europe dealing with the expectations of young people vis-à-vis the EU, hosted by the Kedge Business School, as part of Erasmus Days.
She will also visit the Lycée Gustave Eiffel for a conversation with Erasmus participants who took part in the program as part of their university studies or as part of their vocational training.
This year’s Erasmus Days are being held on October 12 and 13 at the initiative of the Erasmus agencies of some 20 countries (EU and non-EU) where the Erasmus+ program exists. More than 1,300 events are scheduled to mark the 31st successful year of this program, which embodies the values of diversity and openness that are indelibly linked with the EU.
In his speech at the Sorbonne in September 2017, President Macron had proposed that by 2024, half of those under age 25 should spend at least six months in another European country, either as a student or as an apprentice. In this regard, France hopes to double the Erasmus budget proposed by the European Commission for the period of 2021-2027.