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Innovative practices and joint urban initiatives to foster the integration of migrant women in the receiving society within urban agriculture practices

Urbagri4Women is a European project funded by the European Commission Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) [Project Number: HOME_2015_AMIF_AG_INTE_9098]. It aims to foster the integration of migrant women, including asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection in the host society, enabling them to develop innovative and subsistence agricultural initiatives that contributes to urban rehabilitation.

In the absence of an effective policy of inclusion of migrants in the EU, the Urbagri4Women project implements several initiatives promoting the integration of migrant women in 7 European countries from 7 organisations: TAMAT – Italy (Leading Organisation); AIDGLOBAL – Portugal; AMSED – France; CARDET – Cyprus; GYROS – England; IED – Greece; and Südwind – Austria.

Urbagri4Women promotes social inclusion and female empowerment through the rehabilitation of urban outskirts, currently in a situation of abandonment or decay, where the practice of urban agriculture is applied through practical laboratories that aim to foster intercultural dialogue and more sustainable cities and communities.

This two-years-project (December 2016 – November 2018) will focus on six main activities:

  • 7 Urban Agriculture Labs
  • 21 Focus Groups with regional communities with specific know-how
  • Transnational Workshop of Good Practices in Strasbourg, France
  • Transnational Gardening Contest
  • Green Paper and Manifesto on the integration of migrant women
  • Final Conference in Lisbon, Portugal
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. [Project Number: HOME_2015_AMIF_AG_INTE_9098]