The Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes are the EU’s key tools for creating knowledge, skills and attitudes concerning climate change and sustainable development. The programmes encourage participants to choose low-emissions means of travel and to make environmentally responsible choices in all the activities. They also support the dissemination and development of information and competence related to environmental and climate issues.
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Climate change and the loss of biodiversity are huge challenges faced by humanity. Solving them requires cooperation at different levels, from local to international.  In Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps, environmental responsibility has been defined as a priority that should be part of all project activities – even projects in which the theme is not environmental as such. The aim is to enable the participants of the programme to become real drivers of change in the promotion of sustainable development. 

If you would like to promote environmental responsibility in projects, this is what you can do:

  1. Choose a greener means of travel
  2. Make more ecological choices during the periods abroad and when organising events, for example, with catering
  3. Hold events or participate in them virtually where possible
  4. Choose green issues as the theme of your project
  5. Discuss environmental responsibility in different contexts
  6. Remember to share your experiences and good practices!