Yesterday our President Fabrizio Bitetto attended the presentation of the Erasmus+ 2023 Report of the Italian National Erasmus+ Agency INDIRE at the Senate of the Republic of Italy. Many important figures were present, including the Vice President of the Senate, Gian Marco Centinaio; the Councilor for Work, University, School, Training, Research, Merit of the Lazio Region, Giuseppe Schiboni; the Head of Department of the Ministry of Education and Merit, Carmela Palumbo; the Advisor to the Minister of University and Research, Andrea Catizone; and the Deputy Director of the Representation in Italy of the European Commission, Elena Grech.
The president of INDIRE, Cristina Grieco, praised the Erasmus programme as one of the greatest successes in European history, with 720,000 Italian students departing since 1987 and 200,000 students hosted in Italy since 2014. She then remarked on the growth of the school sector, with over 16,000 students and 10,000 teachers on the move for training and exchanges. The numbers regarding adult education were also very positive, which in Erasmus+ represent an important driver of inclusion and social equity. In 2023, over 2,300 people including educators, trainers and other EDA staff and around 1,300 adult learners were involved in mobilities in Europe.
Gian Marco Centinaio closed the event recognizing the importance of mobility experiences for young people to better understand reality and prepare for the job market.