Mitsotakis on Erasmus Program: It Created the First Generation of True Europeans

ATHENS – The Erasmus program “created the first generation of true Europeans,” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said at Zappion Hall on Monday, at an event celebrating the European Union program’s 35th anniversary.

The program brought together young people from all parts of Europe who exchanged their local experiences and contributed to creating a common European identity, he noted of the program that provides young people and adults with the opportunity to study abroad and get vocational training.

“Participating in Erasmus comprises a key career benefit, certifying several skills that a demanding employer will find hard to ignore,” Mitsotakis said. The program has become a steady communication channel with many European foundations, helping the Greek ones upgrade, he said, revealing that Greece will establish a domestic model of the program to allow young people to try different disciplines and learn valuable experience at home.


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