On Friday 1 July, a 2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to the 35th anniversary of the launch of the European Commission (EC) Erasmus education and training exchange program will be made available. Since its inception in 1987, approximately 10 million EU residents have benefited from Erasmus.

The program covers a wide range of people and offers different learning opportunities. It has been known as Erasmus+ since 2014 and encompasses previous programs not only in the field of higher education but also in other sectors of education (e.g. school, vocational training and for adults, youth, sports).

The Erasmus+ program focuses on individual and group learning mobility, as well as organizational cooperation that promotes inclusion, excellence, creativity, innovation and sustainability, with particular emphasis on social inclusion and diversity, digital transition, aspects of environmental protection and participation in democratic processes. Particular attention is paid to the expanded pool of opportunities offered by the international dimension of higher education.

In 1998, when Latvia became a candidate country for membership of the European Union, EU education programs became operational in Latvia.

The total circulation or roll quality coin mintage for “ERASMUS 35” coins is 300,000 coins. The price per piece in gift packaging is 8.80 euros.

The historical figure who gave his name to the program is Erasmus of Rotterdam, a Dutch philosopher and theologian of the 15th and 16th centuries.

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