from October 12, 2023 to October 17, 2023
Published on October 12, 2023 Updated on October 12, 2023


The seventh edition of Erasmus Days is celebrated from October 9 to 14, 2023. The European Commission adopted 2023 as the European Year of Skills following President Ursula von der Leyen's announcement in her State of the Union 2022 speech. At a time of drastic digital and ecological transitions, more than three-quarters of EU businesses say they are struggling to find workers with the necessary skills, and the latest figures from Eurostat indicate that only 37% of adults are in training for a job on a regular basis. The Digital Economy and Society Index shows that four in ten adults and one in three people working in Europe do not have basic digital skills. In this context, the #ErasmusDays 2023 celebrates the cultural diversity of Europe and offers all participants the opportunity to learn about the many learning opportunities it provides. 

The Erasmus+ program, allows participants to discover new cultures, strengthen their linguistic and intercultural skills, develop their employability and be part of the European values ​​of tolerance, respect and diversity. It also aims to offer an opportunity to different stakeholders such as students, interns, pupils, apprentices, teachers, trainers, staff, job seekers, young people, etc., to stay abroad to enrich their knowledge, develop their skills and improve their employment prospects. They implement it by providing support to organisations engaged in European or international partnerships. This program is open to a wide range of education and training stakeholders, both from the private and public sectors and promotes the sharing of know-how as well as innovation in the fields of education, training, youth and sport.

 As an alliance of 10 European universities, we are happy to be part of this incredible journey. We strongly believe in international mobility to promote understanding and innovation. European university alliances like EUTOPIA encourage higher education members to work with researchers, entrepreneurs, companies, local and regional actors, and civil society actors. Collaboration is the key to promoting common European values and strengthening European identity.