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35 years ERASMUS programme

2 Euro Coin in coincard for 35 years ERASMUS programme

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Students in Europe who are given the chance to go on exchange: thanks to the ERASMUS programme that is possible. This programme was founded in 1987 and celebrates 35 years of existence in 2022. The word ERASMUS has multiple meanings. First of all it’s an anagram for European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students. The name is also inspired by Desiderius Erasmus, one of the most influential figures from the 15th century. He valued good education and also felt very strong about thinking for yourself. Erasmus is considered a real citizen of the world. Besides his birthplace Rotterdam, he also lived in Paris, Venice, Cambridge, Leuven and Basel.