While the European Union's policies appear to be dominated by budget debates, the Euro, and a lasting controversy surrounding a broad range of technical regulations, there is at least one programme that has touched most directly the lives and perceptions of almost a quarter of a million young people to date: Erasmus. The programme that instituted student exchange 25 years ago will be relaunched in 2014, encompassing this time all educational exchange and cooperation schemes, including those for teachers, academics, and knowledge-based organisations.
In a consortium led by Ecorys UK, and in partnership with Burson-Marsteller and BBC Studios and Post Production, the EJC provides journalistic services to the European Commission during this transition phase. EJC's primary role under the contract is to organise study trips and thematic workshops for journalists (see also Information Events for Journalists). The Centre also plays an advisory role on good journalistic practices in the overall communication efforts and on social media platforms, contributing in particular to the information demands of young people across the continent.
The activities are funded by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture.