FISU and the other partners of the Erasmus+ “Cycling, Campus & City” Programme (3Cs) recently met at the University of Coimbra to launch this project promoting sustainability through sport and ecological mobility.
At the meeting they reviewed and planned its different components. The project will facilitate travel between cities and campuses through more sustainable means of transport while promoting the health and well-being of university communities.
The working group which operates under the Erasmus+ 3Cs programme wants to identify, improve, enhance and promote healthy and green mobility.
A bicycle, whether electric or conventional, will be used as the main means of transport, meaning that cycling paths will be identified to promote transport between the university campus and the city.
In addition to cycling, other forms of active mobility such as walking will be explored.
Overall, the aim of the project is to identify good practices, collect data from the pilot group of participants by using a tool produced by the project and through two studies (habits and behaviours, along with best routes), collect practical and educational content, promote sustainable travel habits, change behaviours for greater local and European impact, and raise awareness of the importance of contributing to a greener world through sport with the use of sustainable means of transport.
The project activities will include the implementation and evaluation of the studies; the creation of the 3Cs tool to support circulation; the definition of a European route for active and sustainable mobility as a way to disseminate the project’s objectives; the dissemination of European potential for the project and sharing educational content.
A 3Cs Handbook will also be created to support the 3Cs tool (with educational tips) and will be available as an online manual for sharing knowledge and best practices.
“This initiative is another excellent way to promote the students’ health and well-being around the world,” said Eric Saintrond, FISU Secretary General & CEO. “To contribute to it and make its good practices known at the international level is certainly part of our mission.”
“These Erasmus+ projects, which aim at advocating for well-being, sustainability and physical activity, are fully in line with FISU’s strategic approach of development in sports and education and to engage all stakeholders in that regard,” added Leonz Eder, FISU Acting President.
The “Cycling, Campus & City” project will end in 2025.
Universidade de Coimbra
Union Europeenne Cyclotourisme
Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire
Universidad Camilo Jose Cel, Centro de Ensenanza Universitaria Sek Saucjc
Universita Degli Studi di Torino
Universite Paul-Valery Montpellier 3
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The “3Cs – Cycling, Campus & City” project is funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.