The main objective of this section is to promote a participatory methodology to involve the whole academic world (academic staff, non-academic staff and students) in environmental and social challenges and to stimulate behavioural change of all actors towards more sustainable practices. In addition, EU GREEN will pay special attention to individual health and the improvement of working conditions on the EU GREEN campus.
This section is structured as follows.
The EU GREEN Campus Commission, which includes all internal stakeholders, is created. Taking into account that we aim to achieve a high level of commitment
Establish relevant and participatory working strategies. These participatory groups will be trained in the development and implementation of new solutions on campus.
The proposed methodology can be used for the challenges that are identified by the participants; however, there are three specific challenges that are already defined:
Work and Wellbeing Challenge. This task aims to improve individual health and improve working conditions on EU GREEN campuses. The focus will be on preventive actions to avoid work-related stress and burnout and to promote a sense of professional fulfilment.
Km 0 Challenge. This task aims to help in the transition process towards a climate change resilient campus and a circular society. Based on the concepts of carbon footprint and water footprint, it aims to work on the issue of mobility and food to ensure greater sustainability in the university context.
Civic Participation Challenge. This task aims to enable the development and achievement of community, social, personal, interpersonal, social responsibility and civic competences. This informal learning and personal enrichment will induce in the university community a sustainable and equitable spirit for life, fulfilling the main objective of EU GREEN.
Considering the mapped needs, participatory groups will be created in each university to respond to each identified area. These areas will be presented as Priority Community Challenges. The participatory groups will be trained in the elaboration and implementation of new solutions on campus.