Greener Mobility Programme
Promoting greener forms of mobility
How can we be greener in our consumption? How can CO2 emissions be reduced in a world that has never before offered so many options for consumption? It goes without saying that we too must ask ourselves these questions, since we are responsible for many international mobilities within the framework of exchange programmes. This is especially true for air travel, which is an important mode of transport for stays abroad.
These exchange programmes, however, support a comprehensive education. Those who venture to another place acquire valuable knowledge and skills such as creativity, flexibility or entrepreneurship. An exchange experience supports students on their way to becoming open and responsible citizens. And this contributes to sustainable development.
Furthermore, mobility, especially within Europe, can also be made more environmentally friendly. This is a challenging area of contention, which we are addressing and financially supporting with the "Greener Mobility" programme.
Source: Movetia - National Agency for Exchange and Mobility
Amount and payment of grants
The grant amounts to CHF 100 and can be applied for within the Swiss European Mobility Programme (SEMP/Erasmus) and Partnership Programme, if you choose to travel by a means of transport that causes less CO2 emissions than flying.
Tick the corresponding allowance (Green Travel) on your grant declaration and please keep the receipts for your outward and return journeys. This will enable us to reimburse you the amount of CHF 100 as a second tranche of your SEMP grant after you return (upon presentation of your travel receipts).
The "Greener Mobility" grants can only be paid to students coming to Lucerne within the framework of the Swiss European Mobility Programme (SEMP/Erasmus). For SEMP students who wish to apply for the grant, the procedure is as follows:
- Tick the option 'Green Travel' on your grant declaration form.
- Plan your journey using a mode of transport that produces fewer CO2 emissions than flying, and keep the receipts for your journey to and from Lucerne.
- Before the end of the semester, you will receive an invitation for your "Deregistration" from the International Relations Office; during this "Deregistration Meeting", the amount of CHF 100 will be paid to you in cash upon presentation of the travel receipts.