IMAGINE goes into pilot phase & First feedback on the pilot test taking place in Namur, Belgium 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.
Introducing MAGNET: The IMAGINE Network - Join the Community Today!
Posted on 26-05-2023
We are thrilled to announce the launch of MAGNET, the online platform for the IMAGINE network. MAGNET serves as a hub for individuals passionate about social issues, providing a sp... Read more
IMAGINE Portrait Book : Testimonies of young trainees
Posted on 08-03-2023
During its four years of development, the IMAGINE project has enabled many young people to discover the world of agriculture in its many forms, but also and above all has enabled t... Read more
Surrey County Council
County Hall, Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
75 Avenue Parmentier
Paris cedex 11
Place Charles de Gaulle
Action & Transition
153 rue de la Croix Nivert
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||Catherine Liefoogheemail@example.com||France|
|Moussy-Le-Neuf municipality||Valérie Similfirstname.lastname@example.org||France|
|Action & Transition||Djamilla Boukerchaemail@example.com||France|
|Phood Farm||Tim Elfringfirstname.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|
The event NWE: Making an Impact, held at Tourcoing , was an opportunity for the 83 Interreg projects to present their results. Read More
On the 2nd of December, IMAGINE was invited to present its model at the "États Généraux de l’Innovation" in Paris. Read More
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