Help reduce your carbon footprint when you travel!

Students traveling on Erasmus can receive a financial contribution for using environmentally friendly means of transport.

The new Erasmus+ program period for the years 2021-2027 brings a number of novelties and topics, including the GREEN ERASMUS+ project, the essence of which is the systematic reduction of the negative impact that this program has on the environment.

An increase in the financial contribution by EUR 50 is guaranted when choosing an environmentally friendly mode of transport (ground public transport – train, bus, …). At the same time, the eligible travel time is extended by 4 days for mobility participants who choose an environmentally friendly mode of transport.

The goal of the GREEN ERASMUS+ concept is to improve the environmental sustainability of the Erasmus + program and at the same time contribute to increasing the environmentally responsible approach throughout Europe.

Other goals of GREEN ERASMUS+ are:

  • Reduce the negative impact of the Erasmus + program on the environment
  • Raise awareness across the European higher education sector of the importance of sustainable internationalisation
  • To enable student organizations to become agents of change and strive for improvement in environmental sustainability

Specific steps that will lead to achieving the goals include:

  • Students and other mobility participants will use more sustainable modes of transport before, during and after their mobility.
  • Students and other mobility participants become more perceptive and responsible consumers during their exchange abroad.
  • University staff and educators will support “sustainable Erasmus” as a carrier of environmental sustainability
  • Sustainability will be one of the key topics for student organizations.

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One response to “Help reduce your carbon footprint when you travel!”

  1. Krystian Chołaszczyński says:

    Greetings from Poland!
    Earth is our home. There is only one and we all need to take care of it.
    The Green Erasmus concept has several goals.
    Jitka, of course, listed all the most important ones.
    I am a teacher and I always think about the educational goal first.
    Thanks to such initiatives, we start to think globally. About what is closest to us and surrounds us all.
    That is why this initiative is so valuable.

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Erasmus during the COVID19 emergency: DATA AVAILABLE

Our researchers have gathered different informations, experiences and initiatives in the management of the Erasmus Community during COVID19 emergency. In particular, two of the project’s outputs focused on the aforementioned topics:

  • In the IO1, the researcher interviewed around 100 between incoming/outgoing students and IR/E+ offices staff;
  • The IO5 provides an open-access Blueprint is a practical instrument, easy to read and capable of immediate application.

Click on the button below to discover our findings.