The + of Erasmus

Turning a period of great difficulty into an opportunity to improve the Erasmus+ experience.


The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted professional and academic activities around the world and is inevitably affecting all the activities and projects organised under the Erasmus + programme of the European Union. Studying abroad is very different for Erasmus students due to travel restrictions, closed campuses, blended mobility and social distancing. We have all become well aware that the crucial aspect of mobility – i.e. sociality – is in danger. Nevertheless, we are convinced that the programme keeps providing great benefits despite this particular moment that we are going through.

As the professional network of the Erasmus Generation, garagErasmus feels a big responsibility in this moment. During our exchanges we learnt the most important lessons of our lives, and we would like to make our contribution to protect the current & future development of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

This is the reason why we jointly developed a project with the Italian National Agency Erasmus+ INDIRE offering many activities to all the incoming students in Italy and Italian outgoing & international that unequivocally underline the value, even in a difficult period, of the studies and internships carried out thanks to Erasmus+. 

The + of Erasmus Project is also doing its bit to support and relaunch the image of Italy, one of the most popular destinations in Europe which was deeply affected by the COVID-19 outbreak during Spring 2020, providing targered actions for Italian universities to fully recover their image among international students. 

The project is also in line with all the other activities and projects promoted by EU level actors during the last few months to ensure that the next generation of Europeans’ future is not deeply affected by all the restrictions caused by the pandemic: a hard but extremely encouraging challenge!


Learning Garage

CEOs, entrepreneurs, human resources experts and specialists of the labour market will hold lessons online, with an interactive part also for questions and comments. The speakers, who also have great experience in the educational world, will give important suggestions to the participants on how to approach the job market during and after the pandemic.


2 sessions of 12h each:
February 2021 + April 2021 

Accelerator of Italian Language & Culture

In collaboration with the Dante Alighieri Language Institute of Recanati, students will benefit, not only from intensive Italian language courses, but also webinars on culture, habits, customs and even cooking.


Introduction on 22 December + 3 sessions: January 2021 + March 2021 + May 2021

Talents Match

Companies will be invited in a virtual room with international talents and Italian exchange students to have a “blind interview”: recruiters will have no information about candidates and candidates will have 10’ to persuade the recruiter to get back in touch with him/her for a full interview.


Two sessions: March 2021 + June 2021


Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

garagErasmus Foundation


INDIRE – Erasmus+ National Agency



Complete the Accelerator: join its last sessions in May 2021!

The last four sessions of the Accelerator of Italian Language and Culture will be organised in May: apply by Sunday 2 May!

Keep boosting your level of Italian – join the Accelerator in March-April

Four sessions of the Accelerator of Italian Language and Culture will be organised on Tuesday 23 March, Thursday 25, Tuesday 30 March & Thursday 1 April at 16h (CET, Rome time). Applications will remain open until Sunday 21 March at 11:59 PM (CET). All registered...

The + of Erasmus project will be also held in Belgium!

garagErasmus Foundation is glad to announce that “THE + OF ERASMUS” project will be also held in Belgium in October 2021.

Talents Match: increasing Erasmus+ students’ employability through speed dating!

On 3 March 2021 garagErasmus & the Italian National Agency Erasmus+ INDIRE organised the first edition of ‘The + of Erasmus’ Talents Match.

Over 220 people attended the first edition of the Learning Garage

On 22-26 February garagEramus Foundation and the Italian National Agency Erasmus+ INDIRE organised the first edition of the Learning Garage, one of the three pillars of THE + OF ERASMUS project, intended at promoting job hunting skills between Erasmus+ exchange...

Talents Match (3 March 2021) – 10 minutes to convince a recruiter!

The first 2021 edition of the + of Erasmus Talents match will be held online on 3 March 2021: register by 28 February!

Registration for the first edition of the Learning Garage (22-26 February 2021) is open!

The first edition of the Learning Garage will take place at the end of February 2021, from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th.

The Accelerator of Italian Language and Culture kicks off!

First steps of THE + OF ERASMUS project: the first sessions of the Accelerator of Italian Language and Culture were held between December 2020 and January 2021.

Join the January sessions of the Accelerator online and keep boosting your level of Italian!

3 Italian language training sessions of the Accelerator will be held online in January 2021: on Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Saturday 23 at 16:00 (CET).

Meet gE & INDIRE’s new project: The + of Erasmus!

Join the ACCELERATOR’s Introductory session on 22 December 2020 (4PM CET)!