We are happy to announce that our CEO, Gianni Cristian Iannelli, received the ‘9 millionth Erasmus+ participant award’ during the ceremony for the 30th birthday of the EU Erasmus programme, in the presence of Antonio Tajani (President of the European Parliament) and Jean-Claude Juncker (President of the European Commission). One “excellent testimony” was selected per each of the 33 countries participating to the Erasmus Programme, and Gianni was selected for Italy among countless, valuable candidates.
Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. From its start, more than nine million people have been able to study, work and volunteer abroad with the help of Erasmus.
The event took place in Strasbourg, France, on the 13th of June 2017, and Gianni shared the stage with other 32 ”excellent testimonies”, one from each of the Erasmus+ programme countries. The full list of awarded people is available Here. The award recognizes Erasmus+ alumni with an extraordinary Erasmus+ story and whose experience and achievements have set an example for the younger generations.
Gianni’s prize giving has been also mentioned in a prestigious national newspaper: ilsole24ore (Italian).