For students and staff of the University of Montpellier in the framework of the European project UNI-ECO.

This call for projects is part of the European UNI-ECO project.

The UNI-ECO project is a "Strategic Partnership" co-funded by the European Commission's Erasmus+ programme. It is an initiative led by the University of Montpellier in partnership with the University of Barcelona, the University of Utrecht, the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest and Trinity College Dublin (all members of the CHARM-EU alliance), as well as with the UNIMED university network and the NGO CESIE.

This project aims to raise awareness of sustainable development and to encourage cooperation and action by all university campus users (students, academic and non-academic staff) towards a sustainable campus.

In the first phase of the project, a "sustainability inventory of higher education institutions" was carried out. The analysis of the results of this study in the partner institutions, which included university self-assessments and student and staff surveys, allowed the identification of priority areas for action and the definition of common "green challenges", which form the core of this call for projects.

The partner universities of the European UNI-ECO project are simultaneously launching a call for "Green Challenges 2021" projects for their students and staff.

What is a "green challenge"? It is a challenge to campus users to develop projects to improve sustainability on their university campus, with a view to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This year, the themes of the projects are as follows

  • Practices that will bring the university closer to "Zero Waste";
  • Reducing the carbon footprint of transport at the university ;
  • Actions to enhance and improve biodiversity ;
  • Reducing the ecological footprint of university catering.

You are studying or working at the University of Montpellier and you would like to act to build the sustainable university of tomorrow? Then join us and take action for a greener campus!

Form a team of 2 to 5 people and submit your project online on the UNI-ECO platform. You can also join an incomplete team to share your skills and increase your chances of winning.

The selected projects will be supported to be formalised and will be eligible for funding up to a maximum of €1000 per project. A winning team will be selected and will have the opportunity to present their project to an international community at the UNI-ECO Summer School, thus benefiting from a unique international networking opportunity.

The call for projects is open from 15 March to 4 April 2021. So choose a challenge now and submit your vision of a sustainable campus!

For more information, please consult the brochure and the general conditions of the call for projects.