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

Save the date for our Project Ideas Forum!

29-11-2022 – Düsseldorf, Germany

Save the date for our Project Ideas Forum in Düsseldorf, Germany on Tuesday 29 November 2022. Read more

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News

IMAGINE - Seminar in Eindhoven and visit to Phood farm

Posted on 16-06-2022

The 7th steering committee of the IMAGINE project took place on June 2nd and 3rd, 2022 in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The entire IMAGINE project team was invited by the partner P... Read more

IMAGINE feedback from LTA

Posted on 16-05-2022

As part of the INTERREG "IMAGINE" project (2019-2023), the Lycée Technique Agricole (LTA) and the Forum pour l'Emploi (FPE), in collaboration with the Agency for the Agence pour le... 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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  • Action & Transition

    153 rue de la Croix Nivert
    Paris
    75015
    France

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  • Phood Farm

    1-06 Kanaaldijk-Zuid
    Eindhoven
    5643 TZ
    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
crl@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 Catherine Liefooghe contact@palme-asso.eu France
Moussy-Le-Neuf municipality Valérie Simil valerie.simil@moussyleneuf.fr France
Action & Transition Djamilla Boukercha djamilla.boukercha@icloud.com France
Phood Farm Tim Elfring tim@phoodfarm.org 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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EURegionsWeek workshop

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Join our workshop “ Empowering Europe’s vulnerable youth! “ during the #EURegionsWeek Two Interreg North West Europe projects – IMAGINE and EYES - pool their experience for this event, to share lessons learnt with policy makers and practitioners. When? 13 October 2020 from 9.30am to 11am via ZOOM Interested? You must register before 7 september via this link: https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/programme/sessions/1395_en
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IMAGINE feedback from LTA

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As part of the INTERREG "IMAGINE" project (2019-2023), the Lycée Technique Agricole (LTA) and the Forum pour l'Emploi (FPE), in collaboration with the Agency for the Agence pour le Développement de l’Emploi (National Center for employment) and the Centre d’Orientation Socio-Professionnelle (COSP), continued the seven-month training programme in market gardening, dedicated to young people who currently are not in education, employment or training (NEETs). Read More


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