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Erasmus Goes Greener


26 November - 8 December 2020 | Online, Norway

We invite you to take part in a longer term process to make E+ and ESC greener. In these 2 first steps online we look at how to lower project's carbon footprint by using resources in more efficient ways and how to communicate and educate more sustainable.

Erasmus Goes Greener is a series of learning events that explores how Erasmus + and European Solidarity Corps projects can be more responsible towards nature — from creating a greener vision for the project and accessing possible opportunities to taking action and contributing to the movement development. The 2 first activities of Erasmus Goes Greener will be a learning journey for 50 project managers from 5 countries in their process to implement sustainable and responsible projects.    

By the end of our journey together, in 2021, we plan to have more Erasmus+ and Solidarity Corps projects that are responsible towards nature, more projects that address the “sustainability” and “nature protection” topics, as well as increased environmental literacy and advocacy in the Erasmus+ sectors. 

A glimpse into the Erasmus Goes Greener structure:

  • First event - International Kick-Off Event,  online 26th Nov, 4 hours, 50 participants
  • Second event - National Event, online, 8th Dec, 3.5 - 4 hours, 10 participants per group
  • Foreseen third event - TBC - A transnational residential seminar with the intention of creating an International Support Network is foreseen in 2021

This call and application is for the first and second event. There will be a new call for later events, but participants in the first and second event will be encouraged to follow the process further.

About the activities included in this call:

Activities: group-paced, online;

Participants: 50 participants from 5 countries (10 participants/ country); 

Time commitment: 7.5 - 8 hours for both the events in 2020 (26th November and 8th December);

Difficulty: beginner-intermediate; 

Platform: Zoom;

Key words: sustainable project management, responsible project-management, sustainability, nature, nature-protection, nature-based learning.

The first learning event is a 4-hours International Online Course that sets the context for a deeper learning in the second event: a National Online Course.

International Kick-Off:

In this event, you'll learn about the responsible project concept, you'll discover the management sectors where a nature-friendly approach is useful and needed and will map our possibilities for a greener project management. 

The event will offer you the context to:

  • Explore elements of an environmental friendly logistic management;
  • Explore elements of an environmental friendly communication management;
  • Explore elements of an environmental friendly educational management;
  • Identify ways to continue the greening process within the project and the Green Erasmus Network;

Topics that we will address in the Kick-Off:  

  • Logistic management: green hosting, green travelling, green eating (meals and cutlery); 
  • Communication management: sustainable internal and external communication strategies, green and relevant promotion, dissemination, exploitation of results;
  • Educational management: sustainability of learning processes and results including for the DEOR plan, nature-based learning possibilities.

National Event:

In the second event you will learn more about national best practises, national opportunities, and go deeper into mapping the greener opportunities. You will have the opportunity to get to know other NGOs, Institutions and professionals from the different fields of Erasmus+ who are interested in learning more about sustainable solutions. The event aims to give you a local network and a support system to learn from and rely on when you need. You can identify common challenges and opportunities, as well you can learn how to tackle them. 

You will discover new practises that you can share with your colleagues in your organisation.

The event will offer you the context to:

  • Explore elements of an environmental friendly logistic management within the national and International contexts;
  • Explore elements of an environmental friendly communication management;
  • Explore elements of an environmental friendly educational management;
  • Identify ways to continue the greening process within the project and the Green Erasmus Network;

Topics that we will address in the National Event:  

  • Responsible project management;
  • Project management challenges;
  • Environment protection challenges;
  • Local best practices;
  • Possible future green opportunities and solutions;
  • Nature-based learning;

The Greener Erasmus Support Network and follow-up event

In the follow-up event you will learn from your peers in the Support Network and you will have the chance to contribute with your own experience, know-how and resources. The network will be as valuable as the contributions of its members. The Greener Erasmus Support Network will be launched in 2021. More information about the network will be soon available.

Target group 

The invitation to join this programme is for you if you are:

  • A project manager implementing Erasmus+ projects or part of a management team implementing Erasmus+ projects or interested in working in E+ in the following year;
  • A practitioner/ professional in the Erasmus+ fields (e.g. project manager, youth worker, facilitator, trainer);
  • Highly motivated and determined to implement greener management processes and greener learning experiences for the project participants and organisations involved;
  • Interested in deepening your know-how in sustainability, in particular related to E+ and ESC projects;
  • Living in one of these countries: Belgium, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Romania.

Technical requirements for the meeting:

Participants will need access to a computer with camera and microphone and a stable internet connection, for the hours the activities last. If you don’t have the needed equipment at home or at your organisation, please contact your NA so that we can assist you in finding a solution.

We are going to use the platform: Zoom (The link and preparation information will be sent after the acceptance of the candidacy).
Make sure you create a supporting learning environment - where you can focus with your full attention. 

General Data Protection Regulation

All personal data provided in the application form are collected in accordance with the European Commission GDPR regulations. The data will be stored and processed by Erasmus+: Aktiv Ungdom according to Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. 

In order to ensure transparency for the funds used from the European Union budget, submitting an application for Erasmus Goes Greener also means that:

-  You commit yourself to take part in both activities (26th Nov and 8th Dec) with the exception of cases of force majeure.

-   You agree that information you provide in the application form will be shared with the facilitators of the event

-  You agree to be contacted via email or phone by the organisers of the event and by possible auditors.

-  You are aware that the events might be filmed and/or photographed, and that these materials can be published with the aim of promotion and dissemination of results (excepted are those that expresses their particular objection in the application form)


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This E-learning is

for 50 participants

from Belgium - FR, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Romania

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth project managers

Working language(s):

English (+ French, Finnish, Hungarian, Romanian and Norwegian in national groups)


Bufdir, Erasmus+: Youth in Action (National Agency)


  • ANPCDEFP (National Agency), Finnish National Agency for Education EDUFI, Bureau International Jeunesse (National Agency) and Tempus Public Foundation (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Gry Nesse


Phone: n/a


Participation fee

The costs for these 2 activities will be covered by the organising NAs. There is no participant fee.

Accommodation and food


Travel reimbursement


This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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