P4 Skilled and socially inclusive region
4.1. More people benefiting from stronger Central Baltic communities
Archipelago and Islands
01.01.2018 - 31.12.2019
“Gardens of Possibilities” is an urban gardening project, where rehabilitation, education and job training are combined. The target group is long term unemployed persons at risk of lifelong exclusion, as well as a group of unrecorded, not registered unemployed persons, so called NEETS (Not in Education, Employment, or Training).
The objective is to prevent and break social exclusion by giving the target group new competences and new possibilities on the labour market and in the society in general. The objective is reached through horticultural therapy, skills development, individual support and practical work. By participating in the project, the participants prepare for employment or education and get a better living situation. An individual mapping clarifies the participant's current situation, after which a plan with concrete goals is drawn up. In practice, the participants will work with cultivation of flowers and vegetables. The opportunity and challenge is to include people who are (under risk of being) socially marginalized into the society. The project will result in increased social coherence, social security and equal opportunities.
Emmaus Åland r.f.
Partner budget: 167.250 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 125.438 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 112.750 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 84.563 EUR ERDF