On the 2nd of December, IMAGINE was invited to present its model at the "États Généraux de l’Innovation" in Paris. Read More
IMAGINE Inclusive Market AGriculture Incubator in North-West Europe
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.
Surrey County Council
County Hall, Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
75 Avenue Parmentier
Paris cedex 11
Place Charles de Gaulle
Regie de Quartier Association of Paris 15th
24 rue des Quatre-Frères-Peignot
Sustainable Food Foundation
Walloon office for vocational training and employment
104 Boulevard Joseph Tirou
Agricultural Technical School Ettelbruck
72 Avenue Lucien Salentiny
Bureau Economique de la Province de Namur
2 Avenue Sergent Vrithoff
|Bureau Economique de la Province de Namur||
2 Avenue Sergent Vrithoff
|Surrey County Council||Vincent O'Connell||Vincent.firstname.lastname@example.org||United Kingdom|
|Palme Association||Joël Montiemail@example.com||France|
|Moussy-Le-Neuf municipality||Claude Brelfirstname.lastname@example.org||France|
|Regie de Quartier Association of Paris 15th||Djamilla Boukerchaemail@example.com||France|
|Sustainable Food Foundation||Jos Hakkennesfirstname.lastname@example.org||Netherlands|
|Walloon office for vocational training and employment||Gelsomina Capierriemail@example.com||Belgium|
|Agricultural Technical School Ettelbruck||Gerard Conterfirstname.lastname@example.org||Luxembourg|
On the 5th & 6th November 2019, the launch and presentation event of the Interreg NWE programme, IMAGINE, took place in Paris and Moussy-le-Neuf (Ile-de-France). Read More
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
IMAGINE at « 360 possibles » in Rennes Read More
Seminar on incubation models in Clervaux Read More
Seminar for approved projects Read More
First meeting in Surrey Read More