Erasmus + Green Travel
The goals of the European Green Deal such as sustainable and inclusive growth, climate neutrality by 2050, the implementation of the Agenda 2030 of the United Nations with its Sustainable Development Goals have an impact on the Erasmus+ Programme.
Erasmus + is to become greener and more sustainable: Participants are sensitised to sustainability and environmentally friendly travel will be supported with financial grants, depending on the availability of funds. Further information is available at Erasmus+ Green.
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Students can receive additional funding (top-up) for Green Travel if they use a low-emission mode of transportation (bus, train, or carpooling with 3 or more people).
Student Mobility (SMS) or Student Mobility –Traineeship (SMP):
- one-time €50
- funding of up to 4 additional (travel) days
What do I need to do?
Please already indicate in your application which means of transport you plan to use for the main part of your journey (> 60 %) to the destination university. If your application and nomination are successful, you will receive an online form from the International office Göttingen in June, which you must fill out and send by 15 June. You will then be pre-registered for the additional funding (top-up) "Green Travel". Please keep supporting documents such as tickets, as you will need to submit them when requested.
Academic and administrative staff can receive additional funding (top-up) for Green Travel if they use a low-emission mode of transportation (bus, train, or carpooling with 3 or more people).
Teaching Mobility (STA) or Staff Mobility (STT):
- €30- €80 higher rate, depending on distance
What do I need to do?
When applying, already specify the means of transport of your choice. If your application is successful, you will then have to provide proof (e.g. ticket) that you are using a low-emission means of transport for the main part of your journey even before you start your mobility. The additional funding (top-up) is noted in the funding agreement.
- Coimbra Group & Eurail (exclusively for Erasmus+ participants (students and staff) of Coimbra Group Universities)