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Erasmus is an opportunity to get to know new cultures and education systems and it can be an inspiration for life. The aim of the SocialErasmus project is to allow international students to benefit from the local community and enrich the community through the international background of the students. It also promotes a social attitude among international students all over Europe. International students are invited to volunteer in the SocialErasmus project under eight causes: animals, disasters, discrimination, education, environment, health, poverty, violence. Best practices of the actions in the education field include information sessions in schools Europe at School, in the environment field planting trees to raise awareness Erasmus Forest project or the "fire prevention" project and in the charity field activities aimed at helping less favoured children such as the International Santa Claus.
The SocialErasmus project enables people to experience something new and to get new perspectives as well as learn more about European cultures. This gives a highly valuable contribution to the learning mobility period for international students and local communities.
The aim of SocialErasmus is to enrich the international experience of students abroad with volunteering activities that allow them to understand society’s problems and to work on the solutions. SocialErasmus provides an opportunity for international students to get to know other realities and learn how they can contribute to improve society as citizens of the world.
During a mobility experience, we are confronted with different realities than our own. Our host communities may have different needs than ours, and we can help to fulfil these needs. Getting to know a new country goes further than participating in fun activities - it also means getting to know what it struggles with. SocialErasmus is a project that provides the opportunity for an international student to get to know their new country in all its aspects.