Bringing HEIs Towards Sustainability

Program at a glance

Funding Agency

Erasmus + Programme of the European Union

Program Period


Action Acronym


Action Name

Bringing HEIs Towards Sustainability

Project Coordinator

Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy

Project partners

Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Universität zu Köln, Germnay
Reiss Romoli S.R.L., Italy
garagErasmus ASBL, Belgium

Total Budget

320,231 €

Budget for Nireas-IWRC


Project website 


The project aims to contribute to boosting and valorizing the central role of HEIs in tackling the 2030 Agenda and the Green Deal objectives. This will be done at all levels of the academic community:

  • At the students’ level, the project intends to respond to the need for awareness on the SDGs and Sustainability, for skills development, necessary to ensure proper youth involvement in the transition, and as a tool of empowerment in the rising green jobs market.
  • At the teaching staff level, BRIGHTS responds to the need for new methodologies to help teachers upskill and reskill their didactic modalities, and to deliver content in new stimulating ways.
  • At a systemic and organisational level, BRIGHTS intends to meet the need highlighted by the Green Deal, to empower Universities in their capacity to address the green transition.

The project aims at reaching three results: 1. The creation of MOOCS and the implementation of Sustainability Leadership sessions to educate students about the 2030 Agenda. The MOOCS (formal education) and associated interactive activities (non-formal education) will facilitate behavioral changes for individual preferences, consumption habits, and lifestyles as well as develop sustainability awareness and critical thinking, promoting learners’ leading attitude towards the active engagement in environmental sustainability. 2. The creation of creative, student-centered delivery systems for lessons on sustainability. On the one hand, it will assist teachers in upgrading and reskilling their teaching modalities and in presenting material in fresh, energizing ways. On the other hand, it will encourage the development of methodologies focused on developing green skills, to meet the needs of individuals by implementing and testing creative, student-centered replicable practices. 3. The creation of a manual compiling and disseminating best practices for establishing a Sustainability Center (SC) in higher education will strengthen universities’ ability to address the green transition by assisting them in establishing and bolstering the Sustainability Centers as catalysts for green opportunities.

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