More than 150 study visits organisers and participants, national agency representatives, social partners, members of the Lifelong Learning Committee and European Commission officials joined forces on 26 September in Thessaloniki to celebrate the success of the first peer-learning programme in the European Union, which is coming to an end, with the last visits taking place in June 2014.

Erasmus+ is the successor to the lifelong learning programme (2007-2013), part of which have been the study visits. Participants in the conference debated how the advantages of the study visits can be integrated in Erasmus+.