SocialErasmus (SE) offers opportunities for international students to get closer to the local community where they can engage in volunteer activities, which will help individual community members or the local community in general.

International students are given the chance to expand their knowledge of other cultures and educational systems, and encouraged to engage in society-beneficial activities, bringing them closer to the local communities they live in. Through various activities centred around charity, education and the environment, SE promotes a pro-social attitude to international students, combining formal and informal education with intercultural experiences. Through the programme, students enrich their curricula, gaining experience, knowledge, openness and love for Europe. 

Bringing people together is an important part of the Erasmus experience – and now we make use of our expansive network to give something back to the local community.

What can you do?

Stuck for ideas? Get inspired by what ESN sections all over Europe do for SocialErasmus.


11 February 2016 | clothes swap | sustainable consumption

It’s no secret students scout out the cheapest deals in town, but now you could keep your money as well as save the environment and the labour force by swapping your tired closet for someone else’s! The Common Room hosted a swap whereby you could bring your old (but wearable) clothes and treat yourself for free. There was tea and snacks as well as mountains of clothes and information about how to consume sustainably. Whatever remained was donated to the Red Cross.