February 21, 2023 | at the Healthy FISU Campus
FISU and other partners of the Erasmus+ program “Cycling, Campus & City” (3Cs) recently met at the University of Coimbra to launch this project promoting sustainability through sport and eco-mobility.
At the meeting, they reviewed and planned various elements of the meeting. The project will facilitate travel between cities and campuses using more sustainable means of transport, while promoting the health and well-being of university communities.
The Erasmus+ 3Cs working group wants to identify, improve, strengthen and promote healthy and green mobility.
The bicycle, electric or conventional, will be used as the main means of transport, which means that bicycle lanes will be laid out 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.
In general, the aim of the project is to identify good practices, collect data from a pilot group of participants using the tool developed in the project and through two surveys (Habits and behaviors with best paths), collect practical and educational content, promote sustainable travel habits, change behavior to have a greater local and European impact and to raise awareness of the importance of contributing to a greener world through sport using sustainable means of transport.
Project activities will include research implementation and evaluation; creating a 3Cs tool to support circulation; defining a European route for active and sustainable mobility as a means of disseminating the project’s objectives; disseminating the European potential of the project and sharing educational content.
A 3Cs Handbook will also be created to support the 3Cs tool (with educational guidance) and will be available as an online handbook for sharing knowledge and best practices.
“This initiative is another great way to promote the health and well-being of students around the world,” said Eric Saintrond, Secretary General and Director General of FISU. “Contributing to it and disseminating its good practices at an international level is certainly part of our mission.”
“These Erasmus+ projects, aimed at promoting well-being, sustainable development and physical activity, are fully in line with FISU’s strategic approach to the development of sport and education and involve all stakeholders in this regard,” added Leonz Eder, FISU’s acting president.
The “By bike, Campus and City” project will end in 2025.
University of Coimbra
Union European Cyclotourism
International University Sports Federation
Universidad Camilo Jose Cel, Centro de Ensenanza Universitaria Sec Saujc
University of Degli Studi di Torino
Paul Valery Montpellier University 3
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The “3Cs – Cycling, Campus & City” project is funded by the European Union. However, the views and opinions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the EACEA can be held responsible for them.