garagEramus Newsletter June 2019
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garagErasmus Annual Meeting

The 2019 Annual Meeting of garagErasmus was held at the University of Málaga on 6-7 June 2019, gathering more than 50 people from all around Europe.
​ During the Annual meeting the participants stressed the importance of synergies between universities, companies, cities and associations to improve the career of young professionals. Furthermore, it was the perfect scenario to strengthen links among garagErasmus network members, to present its annual work to institutional interest groups (National Agencies and European institutions) and to create new opportunities for the future of the Erasmus Generation.
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Golden Laissez-Passer 2019 - The winner is

On 6th -7th in Malaga was held  at the University of Malaga the Annual Meeting of garagErasmus.
During this event Orsolya Réka Süli has been elected as the best talent of the Erasmus Generation. 

Orsolya is a medical doctor from Hungary, currently living in Sweden, where she is pursuing a Master’s degree in Health Economics, Policy and Management at Karolinska Institutet. She is also working in the European Medical Students’ Association as an executive board member and the leader of the Association’s advocacy work and external relations. Moreover, she is the partnership manager and working package member in the European Union’s joint projects on vaccination and antimicrobial resistance. She is a part of the first “European generation” of Hungary, as her country became a member of the European Union when she was 11 years old and it allowed her to do her first mobility program during high school and being involved in European youth advocacy. 

Her project, seeking to address the climate impact of our daily purchases, will develop a database gathering information on the environmental impact of a wide range of food products 

Elections Night at the European Parliament 

On 26 May 2019, garagErasmus was one of the organisations holding a stand at the Esplanade Solidarność 1980, in front of the European Parliament in Brussels, to follow the results of the European Elections live, where we had the opportunity to explain our activities and projects to the people who approached us.

During the evening we also hosted the debate "Erasmus and European Universities: the future of Europe?", moderated by the Erasmus Vote Power Ambassador Serena Tenea, where Rocco Palma (garagErasmus), Joao Pinto (Erasmus Student Network), Anna Maria Volpe (Eurydice), Andrea Lapegna (Lifelong Learning Platform) and Carmen Mazjin (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) discussed on the role of the Erasmus+ programme forging European unity from university, especially among young people.

​garagErasmus was proud to be ocial partner of the European Parliament in the institutional campaign for the EU Elections 2019. By encouraging the Erasmus Generation to go to vote we contributed to raise the turnout by 8% for the first time in 40 years.

World Cup Katowice Internationals 2019 

From 29th to 30th of June, the second edition of the Katowice Internationals World Cup will take place on the Silesian Stadium. 
The goal to promote social inclusion and diversity through sport and multicultural integration in Silesia and Poland.
The event is co-founded by ESAAeu and European Commission, supported by garagErasmus Foundation, WiPjobs Recruitment, PwC Service Delivery Center, Capgemini Polska, Sapore d'Italia sp z o.o. and many others.

You can find the event here and the video of last year. 

WE AfriHug 2019 – West Africa creates huge impact

The West Africa version of WE AfriHug 2019 project was implemented in Nigeria and Ghana in a period 6 weeks, from 8th April, 2019 to 16th May, 2019. The project reached a total of one thousand, one hundred and twenty-nine (1129) participants directly. These included 1039 Students and Academic /Administrative Staff from 3 universities and 90 Youth workers from over 30 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).

In Nigeria, the project team implemented a 3-day training seminar on opportunities under Erasmus+ for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa at the University of Jos. Two hundred and eighty-seven (287) participants, comprising of Students and Academic / Administrative Staff of the University attended the seminar. In addition, a 4-day training seminar on Erasmus+ opportunities for CSOs was organized in partnership with local partner organizations (Impact Foundation for Youths Development and Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution) for CSOs operating in Abuja and its environs. A total of 60 youth workers benefited directly from this training.
In Ghana, two HEIs were selected for implementation of the projects’ activities. These were the Takoradi Technical University (TTU) and the Kumasi Technical University (KsTU). In each of these HEIs, a 3-day training seminar was organized for Academic / Administrative Staff and Students of the university on Erasmus+ for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa. One hundred and seventy (170) participants were reached directly at TTU and 582 participants were reached directly at KsTU.

The training seminar for CSOs in Ghana was held in Tamale, in collaboration with the local partner organization, SEDARVP Ghana. The 4-day training seminar was organized for youth workers from various CSOs in Tamale, to sensitize them on Erasmus+ opportunities for Ghanaian CSOs. Thirty (30) participants from 10 different organizations attended the seminar to build their capacities in the various topics discussed in the seminars. The project was a success with very positive feedback from participants from the both categories of the trainings. WE AfriHug project will return again soon with more exciting packages for Africa.
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