Sustainability and learning mobility
Sustainability has become one of the key areas of consideration for learning mobility, encompassing environmental, social and economic dimensions. This topic has gained on importance due to the climate change concerns, the European Green Deal and the priority of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps, Youth Goal #10 “Sustainable Green Europe” and Council of Europe Youth Department’s work on greening the youth sector.
Sustainability within the learning mobility practice means ensuring that processes within the organization, including implementation of learning mobility activities, are environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable.
In order to improve our understanding of sustainability in youth learning mobility field, in 2021, EU-Council of Europe Youth Partnership conducted various research on sustainability, including the exploratory study and development of a sustainability checklist. EPLM highlighted several examples of practice during its autumn 2021 meeting, and further research is planned in 2022-23 to map the practices across Europe.
"4th EPLM conference - SUSTAIN-MOBILITY. Learning how to be more sustainable in mobility projects”
(26 February- 1 March 2023, Schloss Hohenkammer, Munich, Germany)
The conference is hosted by JUGEND für Europa, National Agency for the EU programmes Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps in Germany, in co-operation with the Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth and other EPLM members.
Read the concept note and background resources on this topic.
Learning how to be more sustainable
in mobility projects
Greening the youth sector. Sustainability checklist
Sustainability and Learning Mobility in the European Youth Field. Background Paper
Sustainability resources for learning mobility – mindmap
Sustainability in learning mobility: exploratory study
Sustainability practices in youth-led youth work: challenges, opportunities and experiences