The project started about two months ago on a virtual platform: the students selected by various Italian universities were able to choose one of the six working groups proposed.
After two months of works, they met on 8 May in Rome, where the Agenzia Nazionale Erasmus + Indire organized the concert of the Erasmus Orchestra, conducted by maestro Elio Orciuolo.
The following day the students went to the Capitol where the representatives of the six working groups presented the various proposals that emerged from the debates on the virtual platform, which were voted on. The best ones will be presented to the European Parliament. The day was opened by Virginia Raggi with a speech on the importance of studying abroad and its value for personal growth. After the vote, several Members of the European Parliament took the floor and stressed that all the proposals, even those that had been rejected, were good and useful, and many of them would still be taken into consideration in Parliament. What emerged was that the erasmus project must become as inclusive as possible: less pressing and cumbersome bureaucracy, the establishment of more figures (such as the "buddy" project) that can help incoming and outgoing students, more publicity, clearer and more unambiguous information, more funds available. It is precisely for the funds of the Erasmus+ project that a number of Members of the European Parliament are fighting: they are trying to get the increase in funds approved by at least twice the amount already set.
Prof. Maurizio Oliviero, professor of comparative public law at the University of Perugia and Erasmus ambassador for Italy, also spoke. She told the story of a disabled student (a guest in the public gallery) who decided to go down the Erasmus path despite the objective difficulties. This was followed by a speech on the importance and value of young people by Brunello Cucinelli, a well-known producer of cashmere from Perugia. Finally, after lunch the event ended with ritual photos and interviews.