Green4C at the Connecting Nature Summit

Connecting Nature is a five year project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Innovation Action Programme that will work to promote Europe as a global leader in the innovation and implementation of nature –based solutions. The Summit On June 2021 the project organised the Connecting Nature Enterprise Summit Poznań focusing specifically on the economic …

European survey on Urban Green for health and wellbeing

If you are involved in an Urban green care initiative which includes specific projects, initiatives, interventions, and services that operationalise nature prescriptions in urban and peri-urban green spaces while incorporating and promoting human health and well-being in their mission, vision and activities, please fill in our survey by clicking the link below. Within the project, …

European survey on nature-based tourism for health and wellbeing

If you are involved in a tourism initiative linked to nature and wellness, then take the survey to help us understand the green care market! Green care tourism is defined as a wide range of organised tourism experiences and products that rely on nature and natural resources and represent a new travel motivation for tourists …

Green4C interviews: Chia-pin Yu, NTU Professor

Chatting with the world’s leading experts in Green Care Good morning Professor Yu, we are very excited to be launching this series of virtual interviews together with you! Would you kindly introduce yourself to our readers? I’m an Associate Professor of School of Forestry and Resource Conservation, National Taiwan University (NTU), Deputy Director of the …

University College Dublin and Social Farming

Celebrating 15 Years’ Involvement in Social Farming Research As we approach the mid-point of our involvement in the Green4Care project, at University College Dublin (UCD), we thought it would be a good opportunity to reflect on our long history of involvement in social farming research and to point out some of the highlights along the …

Green4C won the Post Covid-19 City Innovative Thinker Fellowships

How do we design post-COVID-19 cities that enrich nature? In January 2021, the Belmont Forum funded international research–innovation consortium, IFWEN, launched The Post COVID-19 City Challenge in collaboration with Bob Hendrikx and MIT’s Pandemic Response Colab team, to answer this question. Now the challenge has ended and our idea was selected! What will our cities …

EU Blueprint on Green Care

A key document for setting the scene in Green Care innovation and entrepreneurship, and for providing recommendations on the use of green spaces for health, wellbeing and social inclusion! Human societies, economies and cultures are embedded in nature and depend on nature for their sustenance and well-being. Negative changes in environmental conditions (e.g., loss of …

Green Care as important opportunity for diversification in Austria

With an increasing public interest in green care, publicly funded platforms such as Green Care – Where people flourish, and Green Care FOREST foster the implementation of innovative ideas while preserving traditional values of Austrian small-scale agriculture and forest management. Nature is a strong component of the Austrian identity. A survey conducted by the Austrian …

European survey on the markets of Forest-Based Care and Green Care Tourism

Our project aims at increasing Europe’s innovation capacity to promote green and natural approaches to health and social care. If you are involved in a forest-based care or green care tourism initiative, then take the survey to help understand the green care market. We recently launched an open survey for two of our thematic sectors: …

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 …