Monthly Archives: January 2017

From Erasmus to Erasmus+: a story of 30 years

The Erasmus programme was established in 1987 as an exchange programme for higher education students. Ever since the first year, when 3,200 students from 11 European countries (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom) participated, the programme has constantly been evolving. Today, Erasmus+ offers a wide range of opportunities…
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Croatia to be gradually integrated into the Schengen Information System (SIS)

Based on the Schengen evaluation process, Croatia has met the technical and legal requirements to begin a phasing in process. At this stage, Croatia will be able to operate SIS only for the purpose of law enforcement cooperation. The Commission is proposing to the Council to gradually integrate Croatia into the Schengen Information System (SIS),…
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European Capitals of Culture in 2017: Aarhus and Pafos

As of 1 January, Aarhus and Pafos will hold the title of European Capital of Culture. Both cities have come up withprogrammes which showcase centuries of culture while using different art forms to address the socio-economic problems facing Europe today. 'Rethink' is the central theme of Aarhus 2017. The Danish city will show how arts,…
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