Professional training and education: today’s challenge to boost the Green Care market

The Green4C project has published a series of Market Outlooks identifying the need for professional training and education as key to driving innovation in the Green Care sector. In the last months, the Erasmus+ Green4C project elaborated four market perspectives, one for each thematic sector: forest-based care, green care tourism, social agriculture, and urban green …

Green4C: enabling nature-based health and social care through Knowledge Alliances

On Wednesday the 1st of December, from 15:00 to 18:00 CET, join us for the international launch of Green4C. A unique opportunity to discover market and policy trends, and what they look like on the ground, for Europe’s fastest-growing themes that bridge the health and environment sectors; Nature-based Health and Social Care. This webinar will …

Promoting Physical and Mental Health through Nature: utilisation of Green Care practices

The Green4C launch event in Ireland will focus on the promotion of physical and mental health through Green Care practices. Using a case-study approach, this online forum will present some practical examples of Green Care, with the aim to share best practices and promote the diffusion of this type of initiatives. In addition, our EU …

EU Market Outlooks on Green Care

The focus of Green4C project is to foster innovation and entrepreneurship by integrating health and social care with connection to nature and natural resources and ecosystems in both rural and urban areas. In Green4C, Green Care is the umbrella term referring to the “wide range of activities and targeted beneficiaries, ranging from health and wellbeing …

Promoting health through forests: different practices and benefits

Over the last 15 years, Green Care has emerged has a new and distinctive field of study and practice. However, while the benefits of nature on health and wellbeing have been known for centuries, it is only recently that they have been studied consistently. Green Care is an umbrella term that describes a wide range …

Green Care: le aree verdi per il benessere, la salute, l’inclusione sociale

Il Green Care è un insieme di pratiche che utilizzano la natura e i suoi elementi per promuovere la salute delle persone. Queste pratiche hanno un’applicazione molto ampia e varia, includendo sia iniziative volte al miglioramento della salute fisica e mentale, sia azioni con fini educativi e di inclusione sociale. Per questo motivo il Green …

How biodiversity impacts the site suitability for Green care tourism in Romania?

Green care tourism relies on natural and semi-natural areas that are suitable for tourism activities. Forest Design in Romania assesses the biodiversity as well as other factors that can enhance tourism products in an area. Why Green care tourism? All human societies, economies, and cultures are embedded in nature and rely on it for sustenance …

Green4C’s workshop at the EU Regions Week

Empowering wellbeing and health through nature: inspiring good practices and initiatives across Europe. Can nature help our health and wellbeing? In the last few years, the demand for spending time in nature has been increasing, along with a renewed interest in Green Care practices. The term Green Care refers to those practices promoting health and …

Green4C on The Nature of Cities

The Nature of Cities (TNOC) is an international platform for transdisciplinary dialogue and urban solutions. It facilitates the sharing of diverse, transformative ideas about cities as ecosystems of people, nature, and infrastructure. The Post COVID-19 City Challenge In May we wrote an article to tell you about our first victory: we were among the finalists …

Green4C Launch Event | Austria

Join the Green Care WALD-Tage by BFW, the Green4C National Launch Event will take place on 8 September 2021. The Green4C Launch Event revolves around the three-year Erasmus+ project Green4C, which aims to promote nature-based solutions – Green Care – for health, well-being and social inclusion. The aim is to exchange, network and discuss at …

Creating a Green Care online course

Developing learning modules for the promotion of green and natural approaches to health and social care through sustainable entrepreneurship. At Elevate Health, developing tailor-made e-learning solutions for the Healthcare and Life Sciences sector is our passion, resulting in our engagement in the E+ Green4C project. With the other partners using their expertise in researching the …

Italian forests and parks, a source of well-being

“We need nature in our lives!”: this is what the European Commission stated in 2020 its EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030, “to improve our psycho-physical health and that of the Planet”(European Commission, 2020). It is nowadays widely accepted that being in the open air in a green space has a positive effect on our health, both …