Project R-14517


European University on Responsible Consumption and Production (Education)


The European University on Responsible Consumption and Production, abbreviated as EURECA-PRO, brings together nine distinguished institutions: Montanuniversität Leoben (Austria), Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany), Universitatea din Petroşani (Romania), Universidad de León (Spain), Politechneio Kritis (Greece), Politechnika Śląska (Poland), Hochschule Mittweida (Germany), Université de Lorraine (France), and Universiteit Hasselt (Belgium). This consortium represents a harmonious blend of technical and comprehensive, research-driven universities from eight European countries. With a rich history of collaboration, these institutions collectively offer a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary expertise. EURECA-PRO draws its name from United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12, focusing on the systematic implementation of sustainable practices in education, research, innovation, and society. This goal is central to EURECA-PRO's mission, strategies, and activities. The consortium's diverse composition and proficiency in both consumption and production competencies create an ideal environment for fostering innovation and social advancements. EURECA-PRO is committed to promoting awareness of responsibility at the individual level and driving a lasting transformation in the European Higher Education Area. Positioned as a testing ground for pioneering approaches, it aspires to shape the future of education in alignment with societal development. Its overarching vision is to become the global educational core hub and a leader in interdisciplinary research and innovation for responsible consumption and production of goods and resources. Furthermore, EURECA-PRO aims to set an example for inter-university cooperation across borders, emphasizing the open integration of society into its objectives and actions within the European context.

Period of project

01 November 2023 - 31 October 2027