SocialErasmus is an international project by the Erasmus Student Network that promotes a social attitude among young citizens participating in mobility programmes, to facilitate their integration into the local community while gives them the chance to make a long lasting social change in society through volunteering activities. The project goes under the slogan: Leave your mark!
The aim of the project is to enrich the international experience of young people abroad with volunteering activities that allow them to understand society’s problems and to work on the solutions. SocialErasmus provides the opportunity to do more with a mobility experience, to make a difference and create a positive social change through volunteering.
The volunteering activities can meet one or several of the following eight causes: Animals, Disasters, Discrimination, Education, Environment, Health, Poverty and Violence.
In Germany in the year 2015 ESN members organized around 90 SocialErasmus activities. There was a great variety of activities: For example there were games-afternoons in refugee camps, wheelchair basketball, baking with children, charity cake sales, cross-generational afternoons in elderly homes, Erasmus in Schools, walking with dogs of the animal shelter and many other activities.
The SocialErasmus Award Germany 2015 is an award for the best SocialErasmus activity during this year. In cooperation with our national partner FlixBus we want to reward the ESN members who organized these activities as well as the international students who took part. Besides the Award they will get prizes offered by FlixBus.