RCE Munich-2016

1. Project Title: 
Munich University Days: Eco-Social Market Economy and Sustainability
2. Thematic area/s addressed by the project
3. Project partner contact information : 
RCE Munich
Lead (alternating with FOES/Green Budget Germany)
Sabine Leise
Branch Manager
Alternative project contact: 
Anna Mirei Neumaier
Student employee
4. Project type
5. Project description
Provide a short description of the project including strategies, regional challenges, aims and specific project activities.: 

The „Munich University Days: Eco-Social Market Economy and Sustainability“ take place twice a year. The University Days are an inter- and transdisciplinary event to discuss sustainability topics. They take place in several cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The series of events are organized on a voluntary basis by students of different universities and disciplines and supported by RCE Munich and other NGOs. Students have the opportunity to set individual focal points, to gain insights into project management and to establish or deepen contacts with actors from science, politics and civil society.

  • In the winter semester 2019/2020, the Munich University Days were all about fashion. The students organized an event at a sustainable & vegan fashion label, where fashion experts were invited. The evening was themed about  "Fairfashion - how fair do you dress?" Besides basic information about fashion, there was room for questions and discussion & a creative part.
  • From the summer semester of 2021 the series "The Green Network" has started. Students created a digital questionnaire, asking Munich university groups about their activities & their relation to sustainability, Agenda 2030, SDG. The results are presented on a digital cross-university platform and follows the goal that students can inform themselves where and how to volunteer within the respective university.
  • As a continuation of the Green Network series, the university days of the winter semester 2020/2021 and the summer semester 2021 were held under the motto "inform - educate - help shape". Another digital questionnaire was created by the students in den winter semester. The internal university groups/activities were asked about their respective offers, main topics and relation to the Agenda 2030, SDGs.
  • In the summer semester of 2021, the results of the questionnaire from the winter semester of 2020/21 were presented on a cross-university platform. The aim was to give students and university members the opportunity to find out more about what the universities have to offer in the area of sustainability.
6. Project status
On Going
Facing the global climate crisis & further ecological challenges for society as a whole, the students of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) feel a responsibility to act. The university's internal climate survey from 2020 has highlighted the need for further commitment of the university in the area of "sustainability".

Therefore, the Environmental Department of the LMU Student Council has now published a "Concept Paper Sustainability" to highlight already existing sustainability activities & to show possibilities of further steps towards a sustainable university.
In the context of the Munich University Days, the concept will be presented and discussed together afterwards.
8. Tagging