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Save the date – Erasmus Mundus 20th Anniversary Conference

2024 marks the 20th anniversary of the impactful Erasmus Mundus programme – the pioneer initiative leading the international dimension of the Erasmus+ and predecessor EU programmes in the field of higher education. Two decades since its launch, in 2004, the programme still stands out in the panoply of EU-level instruments facilitating international cooperation in higher education. That is thanks to its unique support for the joint design and delivery of high-quality study programmes at Master level, also in cooperation with non-European partners, and its appealing scholarship scheme, attracting top talented students from around the world to study at minimum three higher education institutions in Europe, through jointly developed interdisciplinary curricula.  

To mark this important landmark in the lifetime of the programme, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) and the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) are hosting a high-level 20th Anniversary conference in Brussels, on 27-28 May 2024, under the title “Beyond Borders and Boundaries: 20 years of Erasmus Mundus”. The conference will be organised in a hybrid mode, foreseeing both onsite (by invitation only) and online participation. 

This inspiring, celebratory event will be an opportunity to highlight, discuss and reflect on the multi-layered impact of Erasmus Mundus. Building on a comprehensive publication that will be released during the event, the programme will zoom into related individual and institutional transformations in the areas of governance, learning and teaching, international cooperation, and administrative processes, covering also questions of sustainability. 

The event will gather policymakers, experienced Erasmus Mundus Master programme coordinators and partners, alumni, and wider stakeholder organisations.