Natural environments as protective factors for mental health: the case of Social Agriculture

A reflection on the Italian scenario written by our experts from the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health or ISS) In its formal Action Plan focusing on mental health (Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020), the Word Health Organization (WHO) has clearly indicated that, at the world level, health systems have not been […]

What is Green Care like in Romania?

In this article, experts from the Transilvania University of Brașov describe the situation of the Green Care sector in Romania. Green Care is a developing concept with roots in Europe and in the USA. Despite its self-explanatory name, the concept is much more complex than its name could reveal. It has also been quite dynamic […]

Green Care in Ireland

With the growing concern for Ireland’s progress regarding environmental sustainability, new inter-departmental research projects emerge that aim to contribute to a greener, more connected country. The island of Ireland has always had a very ‘green’ reputation. Green pastures, lush green landscapes and an array of coastlines. However, when it comes to Ireland’s reputation regarding sustainability […]

Forest Care Initiatives in Italy: a novel research framework

An online dialogue with Ilaria Doimo about her lastest article “Disentangling the Diversity of Forest Care Initiatives: a novel research framework applied to the Italian context” Ilaria Doimo is a PhD candidate in Forest Policy and Economics at the Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry TESAF (University of Padova). Her PhD research project focuses […]

Green Care Case studies wanted

If you are aware of an initiative on this topic, we are happy to hear from you! Hello Green Care social innovators and entrepreneurs,in the last few weeks, we have been busy in Green4C working hard on receiving, sorting, and trying to select our case studies to showcase on our Green4C Alliance Platform. This is […]

Green4C at the Festival dello Sviluppo Sostenibile 2020

Sign up now for our online event in Italian! Iscriviti ora al webinar “Forest therapy e Agricoltura Sociale” del prossimo 24 settembre. Italian description Giovedì 24 settembre 2020 alle ore 16.00 partecipa al webinar (in lingua italiana):“Forest therapy e Agricoltura Sociale: gestire gli spazi naturali per il nostro benessere”. Il tema della connessione esistente tra […]

What are the training needs and challenges in the Green Care sector and how can they be addressed?

Through a Stakeholder Analysis and Training Needs Assessment (TNA), our team collected stakeholder responses to better understand internal training needs and external challenges for the enhancement of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Green Care sector. The Green4C project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, has an overarching and ambitious aim of […]

Green Care: meaning and background

Have you ever heard of the concept Green Care? In Green4C we take a comprehensive approach and use the concept as an umbrella term for many activities. Below we explain how. One term, many definitions To many experts, including those of us working on this topic in the Green4C project, Green Care is an emerging […]