Erasmus Goes Green (EGG) project and platform
The Erasmus Goes Green (EGG) project aims at lowering the impact that the Erasmus+ programme has on the environment. Its main objective is to find solutions to reduce the transport-related carbon footprint of higher education students taking part in Erasmus mobility within Europe and that of staff participating in transnational project cooperation activities.
To reduce this carbon footprint, the project will look into different ways to communicate to higher education students and staff the ecological impact of their choices regarding the means of transport they use to go on mobility abroad and provide them with solutions to make better choices, with the involvement of policy makers.
In this sense, students and staff, far from being discouraged from going on mobility abroad, will be encouraged to do so in an environmentally-friendly way whereby they are aware of their CO2 footprint and nudged into minimising and offsetting it wherever possible.
UVSQ (associate-member of Paris-Saclay University) is the project’s coordinator.