SocialErasmus is an international project which was created in 2008 by ESN Poland. It aims to promote social attitudes among young people participating in student exchanges. The project, based on voluntary work aims to integrate work, which aims to integrate international students with local communities. This introduces long-term changes in society and gives students the opportunity to look at the realities of the country in which they live from a new perspective.

SocialErasmus enriches the international student experience, allowing you to understand the local social problems and the most suitable ways of resolving these. Moreover, it shows how easily young people can contribute to the improvement of society, as citizens of the world. Students can also learn how to contribute to changing society by being global citizens. Our mission is to provide young citizens with the opportunity to use their mobility experience, bring about positive social change through volunteering and demonstrate the additional benefits of volunteering as part of student mobility through the SocialErasmus project.

The main projects within SocialErasmus are:


The programme educating students in local schools. Foreign students present what their adventure with mobility looks like and talk about the differences between the cultures of Europe. Thanks to the project, many kids develop and want to learn about the world. Youth and children broaden their horizons, the desire to study languages increases, and by that their intercultural toleration grows. The programme has the patronage of many institutions like National Agency (Fundacja Rozwoju Systemu Edukacji), Eurodesk, The Bridge Foundation and PROM.

Erasmus in Schools is designed to take advantage of the multicultural background of international students. Its aim is to familiarize students of schools with the culture and foreign languages of all Europe. Together with foreign students, we visit schools and other institutions to share knowledge and experience with others. The idea of the spontaneous nature of the classes is to promote Europe, understand it better, break stereotypes, and learn about the customs and traditions of citizens of other European countries. The meetings teach openness, inspire to learn foreign languages and encourage participation in foreign exchanges. A great international atmosphere, a friendly approach, interaction on many levels and many other advantages - all this characterizes the Erasmus in Schools programme.
The programme is the foundation for Euro Erasmus in Schools programme.

For the first time, the project was organized in 2008 on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Erasmus+ project in Poland. It symbolizes the new generation of conscious Europeans taking care of their own education, health, and the environment in which they live. Erasmus Forest’s main activity is planting trees together and contributing to the growth of wooded areas in Poland. The events which are a part of the project are organized in cooperation with State Forests organizations which allows integration by the bonfire and getting to know the environmental problems from the viewpoint of foresters.

The project’s goal is to enliven the space for children. The Erasmus+ students together with local members of ESN create ultimate murals and graphics, making rooms for the youngest more attractive. Locally, the event has taken place at children's hospitals in Lodz. Erasmus Hall is organized to make the grey reality a bit brighter and more colorful. The main purpose is to create friendly conditions at medical facilities so that children could forget, at least for a while, about struggling with diseases.
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