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.

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Events

How can Europe become greener and more inclusive? Join us to discuss during NWE sessions at the EURegionsWeek

05-10-2020 - 22-10-2020, Online

The 18th edition of the biggest annual event dedicated to regional policy is under the motto “Restart. Europe. Together”. The 2020 EURegionsWeek will take place over three weeks, ... Read more

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News

Feedback from the pilot project in Luxembourg

Posted on 21-09-2020

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Feedback from the Pilot Project in Surrey - Embedding co-production and responding to COVID-19

Posted on 02-09-2020

Feedback from the Pilot Project in Surrey - Embedding co-production and responding to COVID-19 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 Address Email Website
Bureau Economique de la Province de Namur 2 Avenue Sergent Vrithoff
Namur
5000
Belgium
cbl@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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Project news


Visit at Eindhoven

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As part of the Imagine project, which aims to tackle youth unemployment by providing them sustainable job prospects in (peri-)urban agriculture, a visit of Duurzame Kost, project partner, took place on September 5, 2019. Objective: understand the economic model of the social enterprise while discovering the Strijp-S, a former industrial district converted into a creative and cultural center. Read More


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