The SocialErasmus committee aims to enrich the experience of international students by engaging in the community in the hopes of broadening their realities and getting to know the community while they live and study in Groningen! Students new to the city can volunteer for a variety of activities which will have the basis of one of the eight founding pillars of SocialErasmus. These eight pillars include; animals, disasters, discrimination, education, environment, health, poverty and violence. This year is challenging but we are trying to make the most out of it, by proposing sustainable activities, charity events and opportunities to expand your knowledge about the various communities in Groningen.
An important part of the SocialErasmus committee now is the Christmas dinner that is taking place in December, in collaboration with Rode Kruis. Our main goal is to raise awareness about certain social issues and to donate money for a cause. This year is all about the COVID-19 crisis. Other planned events are a Sustainability walk where participants can be fully immersed in the city and get information about the sustainable stores/ places in Groningen. Next, we have a Mosque and a Synagogue tour in order to discover some hidden communities in the city, while learning some history. Erasmus in schools might be back in the second semester!
The members of the SocialErasmus committee of 20/21 are:
We’re always happy to hear any new ideas for activities that give back to the community!