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Green Erasmus

Research and resources tackling negative environmental impacts of Erasmus+
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Project overview

The benefits of the Erasmus programme for the students and higher education institutions that take part are well-known, however the programme also has a negative impact on the environment.  The aim of Green Erasmus is to improve the environmental sustainability of the Erasmus programme, whilst also contributing improvements in environmental sustainability across Europe.

The objectives are:

  1. To decrease the negative impact of the Erasmus programme in terms of environmental sustainability.
  2. To raise awareness across the European higher education sector about the importance of sustainable internationalisation.
  3. To empower student organisations to be the agents of change, pushing for improvements on the topic of environmental sustainability.

The project started in September 2020 and will finish in December 2022.  


The consortium of partners involved in the project includes:

  • Erasmus Student Network (co-ordinators)
  • European University Foundation
  • European Students' Union
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Technical University of Cologne
  • Students Organising for Sustainability UK

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

Further information

Read our latest report on the habits of Erasmus students here: https://greenerasmus.org/documents/GE-report.pdf

To find out more about the programme and for the latest updates please visit: https://greenerasmus.org/

If you're a student going on mobility, check out the advice on how to make your mobility more sustainable: https://www.greenerasmus.org/