As the Eurekaweek we have a big responsibility in regards to sustainability and creating awareness around this topic among new students. We strive to be greener every year and be a role model for the thousands of new students participating in the week. This is done in collaboration with organizations within the EUR and with external partners. Big steps have been taken the last couple of years but there is always room to make parts of the week even greener!

Our Initiatives

During the organisation of the Eurekaweek, we have incorporated sustainability into our preparations. Throughout the year this page will be updated on our sustainable initiatives for the Eurekaweek of 2023.

No Flyer Policy

We have prohibited associations and partners to hand out flyers during our event. Wherever we do allow flyers, for example in the guide & participant bags, the flyers have to be FSC-certified.


To compensate for this loss of marketing, we will significantly increase our online presence by, for example, making the app a central element of the week and sending information by e-mail.

Vegetarian Meals

Vegetarian food will be the standard at every official event and also at all Eurekaweek-related association events.

Water Bottles

To prevent overconsumption, participants will be encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles to all our events.

For those who forget, we will sell reusable bottles. These bottles are made from sugarcane and are climate positive.


To reduce the amount of single-use plastics, we will be implementing a reusable hardcup system. Deposits will be paid upon buying a drink and refunded when a hardcup is returned.


In case of rain during the week, we will have sustainable and reusable ponchos available. These ponchos are also made from sugarcane and are climate positive.

Waste Separation in Rotterdam

Initiatives leading to a

Gold Award

The Eurekaweek Board has signed a CSR declaration that underlines the importance of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. With our initiatives we have won the Green Key Gold certificate for the Eurekaweek 2022 and for the Eurekaweek 2023.

Read more about our efforts to be environmental friendly in our CSR statement.