German, Czech, Italian, and French students, as well as students from the University of Pécs (PTE), are participating in a course on the culture of ecological responsibility this week, organized by the University of Pécs for the students in the European Digital UniverCity (EDUC) Alliance. Thirty students from the six EDUC member universities have enrolled in the hybrid program, which started with online classes in April, followed by an in-person community garden-building program in Pécs this week.
In April, students took part in online classes to learn about the basics of social ecology theory. This week, the participants are meeting face-to-face in Pécs for a week-long program and building a community garden together with local NGOs. The academic program is provided by the Department of Community and Social Studies, as well as the Department of Ethnography and Cultural Anthropology of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, while the overall organization is carried out by the International Centre. The training is taking place at the Green Spot Community Garden in Pécs. Participants are also engaging in landscaping, gardening, and outreach activities with local disadvantaged children at the ÉlményTár Tanoda.