Erasmus+ @UAS Technikum Wien
The UAS Technikum Wien has been nominated for the Erasmus+ Award and one once in 2018.
Every year, the Austrian National Agency Erasmus+ nominates mobility projects of outstanding quality and exceptionally committed project management in the Austrian education sector. For three times, the mobility project of the UAS Technikum Wien was nominated among the best three in the field of Higher Education in the years 2015, 2018, and 2019.
In line with the European Green Deal, the program will encourage participants to use low-carbon transport as an alternative to flying. Erasmus+ funding will also be used to build knowledge and understanding of sustainability and climate action.
Sustainability and green mobility are among the most important issues of our time. In the following you will find information on how to make your stay abroad more environmentally friendly:
- Avoid air travel whenever possible.
- With good planning, travel by more environmentally friendly means of transport (train, bus, …) is often no longer a problem.
- Take documents (such as agendas, contracts, presentations, …) with you digitally. This saves printing costs and reduces the weight of your luggage.
- Plan journeys one after the other so that you don’t have to cover distances several times.
For air travel:
- Book direct flights – A large part of the emissions are caused during take-off and landing.
- Use an airline that offsets its CO2 emissions or offers the opportunity to do so directly.
- Have your tickets ready digitally instead of printing them out.
- Make sure you have little and light luggage. The heavier the aircraft, the more CO2 emissions are generated.
- Use public transportation instead of taxis and rental cars
- Look for accommodation near the venue
- Consume regional and seasonal food and drinks
- Rely on hybrid or electric cars for car rental
Erasmus+ promotes equity, inclusion, and diversity in all program actions. Focus is put on institutions and people with fewer opportunities – those who face barriers in terms of a participation in European projects. Their access to the program should be facilitated. Regardless of their cultural, social, and economic background or any existing barriers to mobility, all people should be given the opportunity to participate in Erasmus+. Institutions are encouraged to plan their projects and activities with an inclusive approach so that they are open to as many people as possible.
In line with the priorities of the Action Plan, the Program will promote high-quality digital learning. Participation in Erasmus+ will be possible in all program areas in the form of blended learning. The Erasmus+ process will be digitalized and simplified for participants, in particular through the European Student Card Initiative in higher education and a revised IT architecture for beneficiaries.