In September, a group of representatives from the University of Gävle visited the University of Parma in Italy for a meeting where three groups came together; the vice-chancellors, the senate and the executive committee. The days included both joint meetings and parallel sessions.
– This was the first time the senate met and many of the discussions in the three groups were about how we can best raise issues between the different groups and which issues each group is responsible for, says Annika Strömberg, Director, EU GREEN at the University of Gävle.
The package on sustainable campuses
All leaders of the EU GREEN work packages were invited to present their work, their successes and challenges, and the next steps in their work.
From University of Gävle, Agneta Morelli, leader of work package 8, gave a presentation about the work on sustainable campuses.
– The work in WP8 is intense at the moment. A survey will be completed by all universities in October on the current status of sustainable and health-promoting campuses, followed by focus group interviews. We are also developing a support material for planning, implementing and evaluating activities based on a participatory model. In addition, the student representatives are planning a Mentor-Mentee programme and further student-driven events, says Agneta Morelli.