Bringing HEIs Towards Sustainability

Overview on the project

The project aims to contribute to boosting and valorizing the central role of HEIs in tackling the 2030 Agenda and the Green Deal objectives. This will be done at all levels of the academic community:

  • At the students’ level, the project intends to respond to the need for awareness on the SDGs and Sustainability, for skills development, necessary to ensure proper youth involvement in the transition, and as a tool of empowerment in the rising green jobs market.
  • At the teaching staff level, BRIGHTS responds to the need for new methodologies to help teachers upskill and reskill their didactic modalities, and to deliver content in new stimulating ways.
  • At a systemic and organisational level, BRIGHTS intends to meet the need highlighted by the Green Deal, to empower Universities in their capacity to address the green transition.

The project Brights aims at reaching three results:

  1. Realization of MOOCS to train students on the 2030 Agenda, and implementation of Sustainability Leadership sessions. 
  2. Development of innovative student-centred methodologies to deliver sustainability-related teachings. 
  3. Production of a handbook collecting and disseminating good practices related to the setting up of a Sustainability Centre (SC) in HEIs. will empower universities in their capacity to address the green transition by guiding them in setting up and strengthening the Sustainability Centres as catalysts of green opportunities. 


The BRIGHTS project’s guidelines on Innovative Teaching Methodologies for Sustainability Education stress the importance of innovative approaches in European universities. Developed through collaborative efforts and data analysis from a questionnaire and workshop at the University of Pavia, the guidelines provide insights into current teaching practices and identify challenges and opportunities in higher education institutions across Europe.


Brights multiplier event takes place in Pavia

Brights multiplier event takes place in Pavia

The third multiplier event of the project Brights took place in Pavia, on 29 May 2024. Organised by the University of Pavia, the event was included in the national "Festival per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile" (Festival for Sustainable Development) organised throughout Italy...

 Multiplier events realized in Brussels

 Multiplier events realized in Brussels

On May 14th, garagErasmus hosted two events in Brussels featuring Martina Altea Bellinzona, Project Manager at the University of Pavia in Italy. The two events took place at the representation of the Regione Lombardia in the morning, and at the office of the Académie...

BRIGHTS partners meet in Cyprus

BRIGHTS partners meet in Cyprus

In June the partners of Brights met in Cyprus, in the beautiful Stelios Ioannou Resource Center of the University of Cyprus to discuss the next steps of the project together.  Much has been and will be done to produce results for #HEIs to play an important part in the...


degli Studi di Pavia

Universität zu Köln

University of Cyprus

Reiss Romoli


November 2021 – November 2024

Reference number: 2021-1-IT02-KA220-HED-000030264