WU – A Sustainable Congress Venue

WU Vienna, the university hosting ERSA 2016, has made sustainability a priority of its operations and one of its management principles. A major element of this is the new campus of WU, the buildings of which have been awarded DGNB-certificates in gold and platinum by ÖGNI.

Vienna – A Smart City

Vienna is not only frequently ranked most livable city in the world, it also ranks high on smart city rankings for its excellent infrastructure, green projects, intelligent use of technology.

Vienna public transport City bike Vienna

The Austrian Ecolabel


ERSA2016 has been awarded the Austrian Ecolabel for Green Meetings and Green Events. Take a look at the text of the certificate. An email with the link to the feedback form will be sent to all participants. Some highlights of ERSA2016 in terms of sustainability are:

  • 100% use of public transport
  • All products (catering, bags, booklets, tshirts, etc.) from certified providers
  • Name badges without plastic covers
  • Recycling of lanyards