Community Service Learning

Social awareness and communal involvement are core values of the Vrije Universiteit. One of the means we add a concrete dimension to this values is the implementation of a central Community Service Learning program (CSL). In 2014 we started this university-wide project with the aim of integrating CSL activities in the educational program of the VU. 

Through CSL students deploy their academic skills to solve societal issues and problems. We collaborate with key partners in civil society. At the moment, the VU organizes a number of successful ongoing projects in the field of CSL.

Good practices

Activities of Community Service Learning which are already successfully implemented in the university.


At the international level the VU has an intensive cooperation with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and is starting collaboration with European partner universities in the so called Aurora network.


Five CSL pilots have started in faculties of the Vrije Universiteit


Upcoming Community Service Learning events