Social inclusion of migrants in urban/community gardens

Empowering and training migrants in urban/community gardens

Urban/community gardens as a common place for interaction

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Welcome to the UGAIN training app. Our training material is aimed at garden managers interested in creating community building spaces for intercultural, inclusive and ecological coexistence. With UGAIN everyone gains from integration! Through this platform you will be able to:


1. Get new ideas how to transform urban and community gardens into meeting points for social integration and guidance for migrants
2. Gain knowledge and experience from selected best practices across Europe.
3. Be able to establish a common ground for interaction between all gardeners regardless their background, which will help grow cultural understanding and acceptance.
4. Find suggestions how to empower migrants by providing them with the information and skills that will make them more attractive to potential employers and allow them better access to social services in their country.

We recommend you to start by reading the ‘Introduction’ to our training course and then check the training materials below.

INTRODUCTION

The UGAIN project provides NGOs, local government and new or existing community garden managers with the training and support to transform a green space into a meeting point for local people and migrants, fostering social integration and cultural exchange.

SUMMARY REPORT

In this section you will find information on the history and current status of community gardening in Germany, Spain, Austria, Sweden and the UK.

Get more information from these countries and get an overview of community gardening in Europe!

BEST PRACTICES

A selection of successful gardens and effective activities in different European countries provides the widest possible range of experience for the users of the learning platform.

Get an idea of the real experiences of managers and users of community gardens that are successfully implemented and operated!

TRAINING MODULES

The following modules include relevant topics about starting and/or running a community garden as a project for social integration of migrants.

Be aware of the skills necessary for current and future garden managers as well as the challenges in community gardens.

COUNTRY INFORMATION GUIDE

The guide is a useful set of resources which can be used by the garden manager to help migrants recently arrived in their new country.

Find lots of information that will help you make newcomers feel at home and part of their community!

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OBJECTIVES

  • To encourage and support the use of urban and community gardens as a meeting point for social integration and guidance of migrants.
  • To share knowledge and good practices.
  • To provide a common ground for interaction between migrants and the local population, which will help grow cultural understanding and acceptance.
  • To empower migrants, by providing them with skills that will make them more attractive to potential employers and allow them better access to social services in their receiving country.
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