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Green Erasmus

Green your Erasmus+

About Green Erasmus

The Green Erasmus Portal has been developed by Green Erasmus project to provide students with concrete information on how to be sustainable before, during and after their Erasmus experience. While some actions are generally well-known, other aspects are often overlooked and/or students do not exactly know how to make their Erasmus exchanges greener can be difficult. Use the portal to find out our tips and tricks to act sustainably, and useful resources for more information and get involved! You can also play the On my way and Small Steps games and test your sustainability knowledge through our Green Erasmus Quiz!

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Sign our petition

Green Erasmus wants to see significant changes in the mobility patterns of students going on Erasmus+ exchange to reduce the environmental impact of the programme. Part of this should be ensuring that sustainable travel options are more inclusive and affordable. The Green Erasmus research on the habits of Erasmus students reveals that although students are concerned about climate change, cost is one of the main drivers of their travel choices, meaning that they end up choosing cheaper but less sustainable modes of transport. In the petition “Increase support for green travel in Erasmus+”, we ask EU institutions for more funds to travel sustainably. Specifically,

  • Increasing the current €50 to a universal top up to individual support of up to €250 for green travel, proportionate to distance covered
  • And increasing the current 4 days up to 7 days of additional individual support covering additional subsistence costs and/or accommodation needs linked to green travel - for the round trip

Introducing this support will allow students from all destinations to travel to their host country, and return back home via greener land or sea transport, without being out of pocket.

Read and sign the Green Erasmus petition

Green Erasmus Games

Available on desktop

On my way

Choose your way in a sweet and meaningful interactive story about the journey, not the destination. Shape your experience with the help of a handy travel journal, and discover how you can help make the world a better place.

Play the game

Small Steps

Step into the role of Nova, a young student living abroad, whose phone is mysteriously connected to other dimensions! The Nova from another world is asking for help for their stay abroad. Assist them to make a difference in their world through sustainable behavior.

Play the game

Take the Green Erasmus Quiz

Do you know how climate change is connected to your Erasmus experience and how much do you know about sustainability? Test your knowledge and start reducing your impact!