garagErasmus’s High Level Council met at the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton in 22, avenue Montaigne, 75008, Paris, France.

After a welcome speech by Group EVP Human Resources & Synergies LVMH, and garagErasmus Counselor, Mme Chantal Gaemperle on the importance of talent mobility and open-mindedness in the job market, there was an update on ongoing activities, development plan and review of priorities for the next years. The business plan made by Ernst & Young for Check-in Europe was presented and discussed. Everybody agreed on the potential and social relevance of this project for the future of thousand and thousand young people in Europe. Secondly, the involvement of private and public stakeholders was discussed. The following issue was how to give broad international visibility to the garagErasmus activities amongst Erasmus alumni, and various stakeholders. Eventually, the HLC members were invited to suggest items to be addressed to the European Institutions.

The High-Level Council is a consultative forum of the garagErasmus Foundation that supports the international and European development of its initiatives. The Council offers strategic advice to garagErasmus on EU issues related to the Foundation’s mission, as well as advice on advocacy and fundraising strategies with respect to private and public entities in Europe.  The Council collaborates to promote garagErasmus’s activities and mission in Brussels and in general in the 33 Erasmus countries.

The members of the Advisory Council are:

  • Maurits Van Rooijen, President of the High Level Council, Rector and CEO of the London School of Business and Finance
  • Joseph H. H. Weiler, president of the European University Institute (EUI)
  • Hywel Ceri Jones, founder of the Erasmus Programme at the European Commission
  • Laura Howard, president of the European Association for International Education (EAIE)
  • Chantal Gaemperle, Group EVP Human Resources & Synergies, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton
  • Richard Hudson, CEO & Editor Science Business
  • Jan Muehlfeit, Global Strategist Coach Mentor Ret. Chairman Europe at Microsoft Corporation
  • Alf Rehn, professor, writer, speaker, gentleman of leisure