Annual Meeting 2022

May 08th – 10th

Florence, Italy.


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The garagErasmus Foundation is pleased to welcome you to our Annual Meeting to build together the new professional network of the Erasmus Generation! 

We will celebrate together the 35th anniversary of the Erasmus+  programme, the 10 years of the Foundation and the Day of Europe!

From the 8th to the 10th of May you will have the chance to meet top representatives from all over the world, successful entrepreneurs and to hear Erasmus’s life stories, while having a decisive role within the newly created network. 

The program is fully funded by the European Commission, exclusively includes the attendance of the “Europe Festival” ‘event for the Day of Europe by the Italian National Agency – INDIRE, as well as of the parallel statutory meeting for the 10th anniversary of the Foundation to get more insights on how the Foundation is structured.


Sunday 8 May 2022

Starting 10.30 you can meet us in Piazza della Repubblica, at the Erasmus+ corner!

20:30 Welcome Dinner “Ristorante Boccadama” (Piazza Santa Croce 25, Firenze)

Monday 9 May 2022

10.00: INDIRE Conference at Palazzo Vecchio, Salone dei Cinquecento (Please register at

“35 years of the Erasmus Programme: a success story” (Event in Italian)

13.00: Lunch break 

                                                         Salone Lombardo Radice, at Erasmus+ INDIRE National Agency, via Buonarroti 10, Firenze 

From 14.30: registrations


“Erasmus Generation: shaping the Future of Europe together”

  • Brando Benifei, Member of the European Parliament
  • Nadia Manzoni, European Commission,  Team Leader, Erasmus+ programme for higher education at European Commission 
  • Ann Katherine Isaacs, Co-Chair, Bologna Implementation Coordination Group, EHEA, former gE board membe
  • EUth pages ambassadors (Ayyan Anwar and Sara Tagliabracci)
  • Valentina Presa, garagErasmus Foundation 

15.30: garagErasmus Annual Meeting 

Greetings from the board of the Foundation

Presentation of gE team

15.45: garagErasmus Annual Report

16.15: Tour de table

Meet our members – 3 minutes per University/gE4

Feel free to bring materials from your entity. A table will be provided.

17.15: coffee break

17:30: Drawing the future of Europe with the Erasmus Students and Alumni Aliance 

ESAA projects showcase and interorganisational cooperation – OCEANS, EMA, ESN 

18:30: Friends of garagErasmus

19.00: closing of first day and garagErasmus typical Tuscan dinner


Tuesday 10 May 2022

                                                                Salone Lombardo Radice, at Erasmus+ INDIRE National Agency, via Buonarroti 10, Firenze

9.00: registrations

9.15: gE plans for the future

Presentation of next steps

Proposals from the participants 

10.00 coffee break

10.15: Thematic Working Groups constitution

  1. Future of EU education, transformation of education
  2. Future of EU job market
  3. Youth civic engagement at the EU and extra-EU level

10.45: Boosting the Alumni network

  1. gE4: how to strengthen our network, how to better cooperate together
  2. Universities: what can we do together? How do we see ourselves in 2025?

11.30: E+ and Alumni Incubator Interactive sessions

Drawing The Future Of Europe: Alumni And Students Together

13.30: Closing

Our EUTH Pages project will be officially closed on May 9th in the framework of the celebration of the Festival of Europe.

Join us and get to know the ideas and experiences of our young people to build together the future of Europe.

We are happy to announce that from the 8th to the 10th of May, a group of successful Erasmus students will have the chance meet highly qualified Erasmus Alumni and young professionals within a 3-day training incubator.

The project is supported by the European Commission through The Erasmus+ Student and Alumni Alliance.

We will be part of the Festival of Europe!