IMAGINE
Inclusive Market AGriculture Incubator in North-West Europe


Project Summary

IMAGINE aims at tackling youth unemployment by providing sustainable job prospects in the horticulture sector, more specifically for young people (15-34 years old) who are NEET – not in education, employment or training - in the (peri-)urban areas of North-West Europe.

In these regions, horticulture, urban agriculture and short food supply chains sectors are growing rapidly and require a lot of low-skilled labour. However, job entry rate after a training is currently 20%. Indeed, these sectors face significant barriers to fully develop their potential, including, lack of access to land and weak youth empowerment.

Local organisations can help to overcome these deficiencies by facilitating free access to their hectares of vacant land and by involving young people through an innovative co-production methodology.

IMAGINE will therefore support the development, testing and implementation of different social incubation models (access to land + support) for young people in the peri-urban horticulture sector on the outskirts of London and Paris, in central Belgium, in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and in Eindhoven.  

The objective is also to create a transnational network in charge of social innovation issues in (peri-)urban horticulture to ensure long-term effects and help organisations to replicate the model.

Events

NWE making an impact!

04-12-2019 - 05-12-2019, Tourcoing (Lille agglomeration), France

The Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) programme is pleased to announce its first impact event on 4 and 5 December 2019, which will take place in Tourcoing (Lille agglomeration, Haut... Read more

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News

Seminar on incubation models in Clervaux

Posted on 14-05-2019

Seminar on incubation models in Clervaux Read more

Kick-off meeting in Surrey

Posted on 01-04-2019

First meeting in Surrey Read more

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Project Partners

  • Surrey County Council

    County Hall, Penrhyn Road
    Kingston upon Thames
    KT1 2DN
    United Kingdom

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  • Palme Association

    75 Avenue Parmentier
    Paris cedex 11
    75544
    France

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  • Moussy-Le-Neuf municipality

    Place Charles de Gaulle
    Moussy-le-Neuf
    77230
    France

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  • Regie de Quartier Association of Paris 15th

    24 rue des Quatre-Frères-Peignot
    Paris
    75015
    France

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  • Sustainable Food Foundation

    96-02 Torenallee
    Eindhoven
    5617 BE
    Netherlands

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  • Walloon office for vocational training and employment

    104 Boulevard Joseph Tirou
    Charleroi
    6000
    Belgium

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  • Agricultural Technical School Ettelbruck

    72 Avenue Lucien Salentiny
    Ettelbruck
    9080
    Luxembourg

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  • Bureau Economique de la Province de Namur

    2 Avenue Sergent Vrithoff
    Namur
    5000
    Belgium

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Lead partner

Organisation Contact name Address Email Website
Bureau Economique de la Province de Namur Olivier Granville 2 Avenue Sergent Vrithoff
Namur
5000
Belgium
ogr@bep.be www.bep.be
Name Contact Name Email Country
Surrey County Council Vincent O'Connell Vincent.oconnell@surreycc.gov.uk United Kingdom
Palme Association Joël Monti joel.monti@palme-asso.eu France
Moussy-Le-Neuf municipality Claude Brel claude.brel@moussy-le-neuf.fr France
Regie de Quartier Association of Paris 15th Djamilla Boukercha djamilla.boukercha@icloud.com France
Sustainable Food Foundation Jos Hakkennes jos@duurzamekost.nl Netherlands
Walloon office for vocational training and employment Gelsomina Capierri gelsomina.capierri@forem.be Belgium
Agricultural Technical School Ettelbruck Gerard Conter gerard.conter@education.lu Luxembourg

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