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Published:  8 Feb 2022

New research maps out Erasmus+ projects in education for environmental sustainability and highlights 15 case studies

A new study summarises findings from the Erasmus+ programme which showcase successful educational approaches towards learning for environmental sustainability.

Education and training plays a crucial role in helping people understand and act on environmental sustainability. For this reason, the European Commission supports actions which work towards this goal.

According to a new study, there have been thousands of Erasmus+ projects which focus on learning for environmental sustainability since 2014.

The study report summarises the main findings of 15 case studies carried out after identifying the efforts of 120 projects judged to be best practices projects.

They show how transnational teams come together to explore environmental challenges of common European and global concern. The projects apply a variety of innovative, interdisciplinary, hands-on methods: from simulation games, and science-technology-society education models, to GPS-based scavenger hunt apps.

The report also highlights how follow-up activities in local communities have emerged from Erasmus+ projects, inspiring communities with small, bottom-up group actions towards longer-term change.

About the report

15 case studies were selected from the inventory of 120 good practices representing different Erasmus+ programme types and sectors in Erasmus+ programme countries and beyond.

The researchers consulted dozens of different project coordinators and partners through individual interviews, focus groups and an online workshop.

The research project was commissioned by the European Commission and implemented by a consortium consisting of 3s Unternehmensberatung (Austria), the Danish Technological Institute (Denmark) and Ecorys Europe.

Published:  8 Feb 2022