Picnic at the Coal Market and opening of the InnHUB centre at the UG Main Library

The Mobile Education Centre, demonstrations of experiments presented by the Association of Fahrenheit Universities, tasting of dishes prepared by the medallist of the EuroSkills 2021 European Championships in cooking, animations and workshops for children - are just some of the attractions planned for the Family Picnic | Erasmus+ Innovation Day, which will take place on September 4 at the Coal Market in Gdańsk. Admission to the event is free.

Attractions during the picnic at the Coal Market

A multitude of free attractions awaits participants at the Sunday picnic organised by the National Agency of the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps Programme and the University of Gdańsk. Among them are tastings, demonstrations and concerts. Ania Rusowicz, a singer, songwriter and winner of four Fryderyk Awards, whose work is reminiscent of the colourful 1960s and 1970s, will perform on stage, as will the duo The Missing Part and the UG Vocal Studio. An attraction for gourmets will certainly be the tasting of dishes prepared by Bartosz Wicherek, bronze medallist at the EuroSkills Graz 2021 championships in the cooking category.

The youngest visitors can look forward to animations and workshops in robotics or programming basics. Association of Fahrenheit Universities, co-founded by the Medical University of Gdańsk, the Technical University of Gdańsk and the University of Gdańsk, invites you to its tent for a demonstration of experiments.

The partners of the Picnic are: University of Gdańsk, Technical University of Gdańsk, Medical University of Gdańsk, Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Bohaterów Westerplatte Naval Academy in Gdynia, Maritime University in Gdynia, Academy of Physical Education and Sport in Gdańsk, Pomeranian Academy in Słupsk, Ateneum- Higher School in Gdańsk, Higher School of Banking in Gdańsk, Academy of Applied Sciences in Elbląg, WorldSkills Poland and BidFood Farutex.

Erasmus+ Programme budget not only for students and universities. Opening of the InnHUB

To promote the possibility of using the programme among the residents of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, the National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme and the European Solidarity Corps, together with the University of Gdańsk, is creating the Erasmus+ InnHUB Centre of Innovation of the Erasmus+ Programme, which will be open to all those interested from September 8, this year.

- 'We want to promote and disseminate innovative educational projects in our region and expand the network of cooperation, also based on international partnerships. Therefore, one of the aims of the Erasmus+ InnHUB is to create a space where students, employees and entrepreneurs can jointly search for groundbreaking business ideas,' - says prof. dr hab. Piotr Stepnowski, Rector of the University of Gdańsk. - 'In this way, we are also fulfilling further tasks set by the European Universities programme, in which we are active in implementing practical teaching innovations, effective knowledge transfer and promoting the idea of sustainable development.'

The headquarters of the InnHUB will be the University of Gdańsk Library, located at ul. Wita Stwosza 53 in Gdańsk. The centre will act not only as an information point but also as a venue for workshops and training courses. Information about the centre's opening hours is available at: www.erasmusplus.org.pl/erasmus-innhub

InnHUB is intended to be an open meeting place, a centre for the promotion of innovation, where people can come for support, both substantive and financial.

'Particularly important is the fact that not only schools, universities and vocational training centres, but also companies, educational institutions such as kindergartens or schools, foundations, associations, sports clubs, as well as local government institutions can benefit from the Erasmus+ programme. Great opportunities are also offered by the European Solidarity Corps, the 'little brother of the Erasmus+ Programme', which funds international volunteering and local solidarity projects,' - says dr Paweł Poszytek, director of the National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme and the European Solidarity Corps'People of all ages can benefit from the programme's funding for, among other things, international exchanges, the financing of educational projects and vocational training. The budget that the European Commission has allocated for 2021-2027 is more than €28 billion.'

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Detailed programme of the Erasmus+ Innovation Day Family Picnic on the 4th of September: 

12:00 Start of the Family Picnic 

12:30 Performance by STUDIO WOKALNE UG - Water Under the Bridge (Adele Songbook live) - YouTube 

12:45 European Solidarity Corps - how to benefit from international volunteering? 

13:30 Performance of THE MISSING PART - Somewhere Near - YouTube 

14:15 Vocational training vs Worldskills? Conversation with Bartosz Wicherek - bronze medallist in the cooking category of EuroSkills Graz 2021. About the initiative, gastronomic demonstrations 

14:30 Erasmus+ InnHUB in Gdańsk - why is the Erasmus+ programme offer for everyone? 

  • prof. dr hab. Piotr Stepnowski, Rector of the University of Gdańsk
  • dr Paweł Poszytek Director General of FRSE | Director of the National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme and the European Solidarity Corps  
  • Bartosz Stawiarz Director of Cooperation with Regions | Erasmus+ Innovation Centre InnHUB 


16:00 Concert by ANIA RUSOWICZ - Ślepa Miłość - YouTube 

17:00 Demonstrations and animations by the universities 

17:30 PAWEŁ WIŚNIEWSKI - accordion aMuz performance 

Attractions available throughout the day: 

12:00-18:00 workshops and tours of the MOBILE EDUCATION CENTRE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6SKpJGmRYU 

12:00-18:00 WORLDSKILLS zone - cooking demonstration and tasting

12:00-18:00 EXPERIMENTAL SHOWS for children and adults in the Fahrenheit University tent

12:00-18:00 ANIMATION FOR CHILDREN - face painting, games and activities for children

12:00-18:00 INFORMATION POINT - Erasmus+ Programme and European Solidarity Corps

EMW / Press Office UG