UNI-ECO Green Challenges 2022
The UNI-ECO project is an initiative led by the University of Montpellier in partnership with the University of Barcelona, the University of Utrecht, the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and Trinity College Dublin (all members of the CHARM-EU European Universities alliance), as well as the university network UNIMED and the NGO CESIE.
This project aims at responding to the need to build social and environmental sustainability into the core ethos of modern universities. UNI-ECO partners published the first Green Challenge in 2021 with the goal to encourage ELTE campus users (students and staff members) to get involved in the community by proposing mini-projects as part of UNI-ECO
Themes of the call for projects within “Green challenges 2022”
- Raising awareness about SDGs and sustainability in general
- Actions to conserve and increase biodiversity on campus
- Moving towards a circular economy at university
- Finding ways to enhance efficiency (resource use -water, energy-, alternatives to plastic, transport/mobility etc.)
Campus users will be able to the challenge by proposing their own team projects, or by supporting existing projects. A team must consist of a minimum of two and a maximum of five participants, who may be from the same institution or from more than one partner institution (University of Montpellier, University of Barcelona, Trinity College Dublin, and the University of Utrecht). There is the possibility for an individual to request participation as an additional team member in a project already proposed by a team on the platform, as long as the maximum number of five team members has not been reached.
An evaluation committee defined by each partner university will select a maximum of five projects to proceed as part of the UNI-ECO Green Challenges.
The results of the selection will be published by the university on the ELTE website on or before December 13th, 2021.
Each project team must submit a progress report on the development and implementation of their project to date by mid-March (exact date will be announced later). The progress report will follow a standard format and will be submitted to the evaluation committee at the relevant partner university. Based on the progress report, the evaluation committee will select the best 2 or 3 projects for presentation at the UNI-ECO Summer School.
Applications must be submitted on the dedicated platform hosted on the UNI-ECO project website until December 5th, 2021: https://uni-eco.umontpellier.fr/