If Erasmus had a Trailer…

“If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don’t do it, and it won’t happen”

Desiderius Erasmus

As a former Erasmus student, I was moved to see this trailer-like video talking about the Erasmus project. It’s a short video for the Welcome at the Introduction Meeting of ESN Dortmund. The video got over 10K views in less than a day.

The material has been collected by the author over the last three years from his Erasmus in 2010 until now. Quoting from the author, “there are so many wonderful moments and people that any video cannot do justice to the beauty of an Erasmus exchange.”

This reminds me of the amazing year I had in Antwerp where I first discovered Belgium, Flanders and grew a strong interest for the European Union. It was definitely one of the greatest experiences of my life and it widely contributed to building my European identity. Thanks to Erasmus and thanks to all the beautiful people I met there.

More about the Erasmus project

#EUinMyRegion photo competition discussed on Radio 24


On 20 July I have been invited on L’Altra Europa, a radio programme hosted on Radio 24 (Italian national news radio) to talk about the “Europe in my region” photo competition organized by the European Commission. I had a chat with radio host Federico Taddia where I explained how the competition works and what is the purpose of it.

The competition is open to anyone who spots a great photo opportunity showing a project in their region or when travelling to another region in the European Union.

To enter this competition, all you need to do is take a photo of a project receiving EU funding you know or have seen, with the plaque or billboard with funding information and the EU flag somewhere in the picture.

Then share your photos here for a chance to win €1 000 to spend on digital camera equipment and a trip for two to Brussels in October 2013.