On 3rd of February 2022, the Erasmus Student Network hosted the first online event of the EU-funded Green Erasmus project to present the findings of two research activities carried out by Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and the European University Foundation (EUF) within the project’s framework and in cooperation with the project consortium: a study to compare over 10.000 students’ consumer behaviour, travel behaviour, and daily life habits while at home and during their mobility, and a report about good practice amongst Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to support students on international mobility in adopting more environmentally sustainable behaviours. The findings of the Green Erasmus research activities will contribute to making Erasmus more environmentally friendly and developing students’ green behaviours and skills.The Green Erasmus project strives to improve the environmental sustainability of the Erasmus+ Programme by raising awareness across the European Higher Education sector and empowering student organisations to be the agents of change. An analysis of the potential environmental impacts of individual Erasmus+ mobilities, a handbook and an educational framework for sustainable internationalisation, and toolkits and activities for sustainable practices by and for students are the ambitious outputs of this project that aim at offering a holistic approach to the complex challenge of aligning internationalisation with sustainability.
The Green Erasmus consortium consists of Erasmus Student Network (ESN), European University Foundation (EUF), European Students' Union (ESU), Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Technische Hochschule Köln (TH Köln), and Students Organising for Sustainability UK (SOS UK).
More information and the full report for download can be found here: https://greenerasmus.org