European Association of Service-Learning in Higher Education (EASLHE) has been established in Antwerp, on Saturday 21 September 2019 at the occasion of the 2nd European Conference of Service-Learning in Higher Education. Because there is not yet a European law for nonprofit organizations, it was established as a non-profit organization according to Belgian law. The aim of the Association is to promote service-learning in higher education in Europe and to foster scholarly activities related to it. These include but are not limited to the following activities:

  • to disseminate information and knowledge about service-learning
  • to foster and develop training activities and resources
  • to establish links between local, transnational, and global networks
  • to organize meetings, exchanges, seminars, conferences, congresses, and other events, alone and/or with groupings pursuing the same objective
  • to advocate service-learning development in higher-education institutions – to contribute to the development of policy recommendations and initiatives
  • to support individuals and institutions in developing service-learning
  • to conduct and encourage research and scientific publications on service-learning
  • to raise funds, receive legacies and donations to realize the goals of the association

The General Meeting is made up of 19 elected members, with representatives of Croatia, Belgium, Spain, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Italy, The Netherlands, Romania, Portugal, and Spain.

MISSION: EASLHE promotes the development and dissemination of practice, research, institutionalization, and policymaking on service-learning in European higher education.

VISION: A relevant European service-learning network of members who value social justice, civic responsibility and engagement, intercultural knowledge, ethical reasoning, lifelong learning, cultural awareness, tolerance, and diversity renowned for its capacity to support the institutionalization of service-learning in European Higher Education institutions and contribute to the development of a fairer society.


  • Social Justice
  • Civic engagement
  • Diversity awareness
  • Equity
  • Critical thinking
  • Democracy
  • Responsible leadership
  • Sustainable development