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 who use a low-emission means of transport for the outward and return journey (at least 60%) can apply for a so-called "Green Travel Top up". Sustainable means of transport are bus, train, carpooling (carpooling with at least 3 people) or bicycle.
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?
An initial query is made during the application procedure for a study or practical stay. Students who have been selected and nominated for a stay abroad will then receive a link from Göttingen International during the further procedure. Via the mobility portal, it is possible to apply for the Green Travel top up within a given period of time. Late applications cannot be considered. Sustainable means of transport include (as of 05/2023): bus, train, carpooling, bicycle. Excluded are: plane, car (individual travel). Other means of transport will be considered by Göttingen International upon application. In case of approval, students are obliged to keep evidence such as tickets and submit them when requested (random checks).
Academic and administrative staff can receive additional funding (top up) for Green Travel if they use a low-emission mode of transportation (bus, train,carpooling with 3 or more people, or bike).
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.