The EVS is offered once a year from mid October until the end of March. The study load of the EVS is approximately 120 hours (8-10 hours a week).
The requirements for student participation:
- be interested in sustainable development issues
- be keen to perform group work
- be able to read and write (basic) English
- be able to spend 8-10 hours a week on the course
- have access to a computer with an internet connection
- be open to e-learning.
Before enrollment into the EVS there is a strict intake procedure at each partner institution. Students interested in the EVS should contact the coordinator at their institution (see: partners).
After participating in the EVS, the student should be able to:
- describe and operationalise the concept of sustainable development
- analyse sustainable development issues from a European perspective
- link local, national and European policy-related issues to a societal shift or transition towards sustainable development
- cooperate with students of different nationalities and from different cultural and disciplinary backgrounds
- integrate different cultural and disciplinary views on sustainability issues, and to come up as a group with an enriched problem definition and proposal for solving the issue at stake
- use the computer-conferencing system effectively for collaborative learning.