A more social Europe

MEDS GARDEN+

A network of didactic Mediterranean gardens for all - promoting an educational tourism and enhancing the green heritage
Duration
24
months
Start date
September 2023
End date
September 2025
Partner
4
Budget
749.474,85 €
ERDF Budget
599.579,87 €
Progress
5%
 
The project
Project summary

Policy objective: PO4 - A more social and inclusive Europe implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights

Specific objective: SO 6 - enhancing the role of culture and sustainable tourism in economic development, social inclusion and social innovation

Typology: capitalization project

The pandemic has prompted attention to sustainability issues, a growing interest in destinations away from mass tourism, appreciating open spaces and authentic experiences that respect local communities. The opportunity gap for the most vulnerable requires promoting the inclusive function of tourism.

Objectives

The project aims to:

  • contribute to the quantitative and qualitative expansion and revitalisation of the cross-border tourist offer by enlarging the network of Mediterranean didactic gardens and enhancing the tourist-educational routes connected to them, making experiences more accessible and formative in a sustainable and inclusive way, thanks to a joint strategy of awareness-raising, information, education and promotion;
  • make the MEDS GARDEN Didactic Gardens key places for the development of green and life skills and competences for the valorisation of the gastronomic cultural heritage for future workers in the tourism/restaurant/agri-food sector and in the green jobs;
  • turn the Gardens into the beating heart of edu-tainment proposals for local/proximity and cross-border tourism, in which awareness-raising, education, playful, sensorial and cultural experiences will intertwine. Local and regional authorities, sectoral agencies, education and research institutions, schools and training providers, SMEs, NGOs and the general public will benefit from the project;
  • enhance less famous destinations, characterised by diffuse points of interest spread over conveniently accessible distances, which requires an approach centred on synergies and the ability to engage the visitor in meaningful experiences;
  • emphasize that the contact with nature, the conviviality of the table and the cultivation of gardens have a profound educational component, for wellbeing and the recovery of a healthy and balanced sociality and respectful exchange between visitors and local communities.
Output

The main project outputs will be shared soon.

Partner

Scuola Centrale Formazione
Kmetijska Zadruga Agraria Koper, z.o.o.
MESTNA OBČINA NOVA GORICA
IL GIARDINO DEL CHIOSTRO di Favia Lorenzo e Coceani Germana snc – società agricola
Associated Partners
KRAJEVNA SKUPNOST LOKOVEC / KS LOKOVEC AO1
ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE FIORISTI FVG - GENTIUM ACADEMIA FLORUM ARTIS
KULTURNO TURISTIČNO DRUŠTVO LOKOVEC / KTD LOKOVEC
ASSOCIAZIONE ALPI- ODV Associazione Allergie e Pneumopatie infantile
GO! 2025 - Evropska prestolnica kulture, Nova Gorica / GO! 2025
Unione regionale cuochi FVG

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Contacts

Scuola Centrale Formazione

Corso del Popolo 146 C 30172 MESTRE
Lorena Sassi
sassi.l@scformazione.org
+39 0415382142
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