Celebration of Erasmus+ 30-year Anniversary


The Celebration of Erasmus+ 30-year Anniversary will take place 21 - 23 November 2017. 

You can find a more detailed programme in the sections below, where you will also find practical information.

Who can attend?

The Erasmus+ 30 year’s anniversary celebration is open to:

  • Members of the Coimbra Executive Board - sign up here
  • Members of Coimbra Working Group on Employability - sign up here
  • Members of Coimbra Working Group on Academic Exchange and Mobility - sign up here
  • Members of Coimbra Working Group on Education Innovation – sign up here     
  • Staff members from the Coimbra Group Secretariat - sign up here
  • Staff members from Coimbra Group Member Universities - sign up here
  • Representatives from Aarhus University - sign up here
  • Representatives from selected organisations (e.g. the European Commission) - sign up here




Tuesday 21 November

Venue: Stakladen, Nordre Ringgade 3, 8000 Aarhus C 


Erasmus+ party organized and hosted by Student House Aarhus. Various social activities organized by students.

Danish and International students

CG members also welcome    


Wednesday 22 November

Venue: Vandrehallen, Building 1413 - Viktor Albecks Vej 2, 8000 Aarhus C


Arrival and registration

All participants

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch & welcome by AU International Director, Rikke Nielsen

All participants

13:00 - 17:00

 Workshop for administrative staff 

Workshop for administrative staff

Theme: Generation Y – who are they, what are their defining features?

Part 1: Presentation on a selected topic followed by group work:

Part 2: Erasmus+ -exchange of experiences, best practice, dilemmas (pre-defined themes/topics by participants)

Staff members from
CG universities and international
coordinators at Aarhus University

17:30Bus departure from AU to Moesgaard Museum


Dinner at Moesgaard Museum

All participants


Thursday 23 November

Venue: Preben Hornung Room, Studenterhus Aarhus, Nordre Ringgade 3, 8000 Aarhus C

9:00 - 12:00

Erasmus+ meets Let’s Rethink

All participants

Welcome by Berit Eika, Pro-rector at Aarhus University

History of Erasmus(+)    

PresentationFuture of knowledge society and universities anno 2047; focus on future of student exchange and internships/general Erasmus+, student types and staff competencies/roles.

Presenter: Jesper Bo Jensen, PhD, Futurist, Centre for Future Studies

Workshop – concept of “World café”

A number of tables, each with their own moderator and themes/questions. Participants take turns to join each table and give inputs to themes/questions

Pre-defined themes by relevant stakeholders    

12:00 - 13:00


All participants

13:00 - 15:00

Erasmus+ 30 year’s anniversary celebration:

All participants

Welcome by Dean of the Faculty of Arts and member of CG Executive Board, Johnny Laursen

Talk by two students and a staff member 

Presentation of output from World Café workshop

 Quiz (Kahoot)


Find the programme for the Working Group Academic Mobility and Exchange here and the programme for the Working Group Employability here

Practical matters

Travelling to Aarhus

You can travel to Aarhus via one of the airports in Denmark (Copenhagen, Billund, Aarhus, Karup) or by train or bus. Find more information on travelling to Denmark.


Aarhus has a wide selection of hotels to choose from, ranging from hostels to luxury hotels. Depending on price and location, there are several great hotels in the center of Aarhus.

We have arranged for discounted prices for participants in the AU Staff Training Week at two hotels in the city centre:

Hotel Guldsmeden

Location: Latin quarter (nice old neighbourhood with small speciality shops and restaurants)

Discounted price: 995 DKK (single)/1245 DKK (double) pr. night including breakfast for participants in

  – booking reference ”coimbra” 

Comwell Hotel

Location: Right next to the main train station, a shopping mall and close to the airport bus arrival from Aarhus Airport

Booking.aarhus@comwell.Dk  Kr. 898,- (dbl. kr. 1098,-)

– booking reference ”Aarhus University, International Centre”


Budget hotels:




Cycling is the easiest way to get around in Aarhus. Everything is reachable within cycling distance and you can find bike facilities everywhere. It is possible to rent a bicycle for a shorter stay in Aarhus. Companies such as bikes4rent offer a wide selection of bikes for rent. Need a bike? Then, read detailed information about bike rental companies.


  • City buses

Midttrafik – the municipal bus company – runs the yellow buses in the city. The bus route number is indicated at the front and the back of the bus and the destination is displayed at the front and above the rear door. Aarhus is the only city in Denmark where passengers enter through the back door and exit through the front.

Every bus is equipped with a ticket machine and a validation machine at the back of the bus. You can purchase single and multi-ride tickets.

Night buses operate after hours and run every hour. They are double the price of a regular fare, which means that if you are riding with a multi-ride ticket, you must stamp it twice. Be sure to check the schedule since there are only a few bus routes at night and most only operate until 03.00 in the morning and do not run all year round. Read more details about travelling by bus in Aarhus

  • Regional buses

Regional buses are run by the five regional bus companies in Denmark. The busses are usually blue. You enter the bus at the front and you can buy your ticket from the bus driver.


In Denmark, the currency is Danish kroner. We do not use Euros. Most shops, restaurants etc. take visa or mastercard and there are ATM's available both in the city centre and on campus.

Erasmus Grant

You might be eligible to apply for a grant via the ERASMUS + STAFF MOBILITY FOR TRAINING. Please check with your home university regarding this.


Participation at the Erasmus+ 30 year’s anniversary celebration is free of charge and the following is provided by Aarhus University:


  • Anniversary celebration with cake and drinks
  • Lunch on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Coffee breaks during the day on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Dinner at Moesgaard on Wednesday evening including a visit to the museum    

If you have questions you are always welcome to contact us.