Our planet and humanity are under threat. The pandemic and other global crises (climate change, intergroup violence, social injustice) have demonstrated that solidarity is essential and that higher education institutions can and should exert a key role in building a natural and social sustainable environment, and a critical, committed and democratic citizenship. For that, it is necessary to integrate methodologies in higher education that are consistent with the sustainability and social justice principles into the educational model. This policy briefs by the European Association of Service-Learning in Higher Education in collaboration with Global University Network for innovation and Talloires Network proposes Service-Learning as a powerful methodology for enriching learning in higher education, fostering civic responsibility and strengthening communities. This policy brief sets the concept of institutionalization of Service-Learning in European higher education and presents policy recommendations for the European Commission, European States, international stakeholders, and higher education institutions.
UNISERVITATE is a global and networked programme that is established through a process of permanent development and the integration of new actors and institutions from a series of regional hubs strategically distributed around the world.