Engaging youth with Urban Gardening Activities

Community urban gardens are gardens operated jointly and through volunteer commitment, offering a space where social inclusion, community spirit, learning and solidarity could be strengthened. Urban gardens provide an opportunity for constructive activities, contributions to the community, relationship building and interpersonal skills development. Moreover, urban gardening contributes to the climate change adaptation and the ecosystem dimension.

In this context, URBAN aims at encouraging the active participation and education of local community members - including vulnerable and threatened with exclusion young people, migrants/refugees - through setting up and maintaining urban gardens and working together in this inclusive environment.

Who will benefit?

Vulnerable and threatened of exclusion young people

Youth with migrant/refugee background

Young people that face economic obstacles or come from rural areas

Trainers, members of organizations

Project Partners:


Amadora Inovation E.M Unipessoal Lda. is a public institution, wholly owned by the Amadora City Council, with the status of a municipal company, and which has its headquarters in the municipality of Amadora. It was founded in 1999 as an Intercultural School for Professions and Sports and adopted, in 2016, its new name. It has its own assets and administrative and financial autonomy and currently develops its activities in two different zones in the city of Amadora. Within the framework of a new strategy for the municipality of Amadora, but also in view of the new challenges that the socio-economic context of the city was posing, the Intercultural School of Professions and Sports is now AMADORA INOVA!

This is now a company focused on three strategic areas of intervention:

  • Amadora TECH – The pillar of support for entrepreneurship and the development of the county’s business fabric;
  • Amadora Sorri – The pillar of combating school dropout and failure;
  • Amadora Cuida – The pillar of social innovation.

Our purpose is to make a difference and contribute so that, through our dynamism and creativity, we can find new solutions and answers to the challenges of the municipality. For more information, visit www.amadorainova.pt!



BUPNET GmbH, founded in 1985, is an adult education provider with long term experience in developing and managing both national and European training courses and projects. The BUPNET team has extensive expertise in European project management in all four educational fields, (internal and external) evaluation, development of e-learning, apps, and blended learning solutions, as well as in the European research field on the validation of informal learning. Main fields of interest: sustainable development, storytelling, CPD, competence-oriented learning, etc.


Einurd is a non-profit organization focusing on training and community development. Einurd employs and builds on a network of experts in community research, education and training. Einurd customers are mostly non-profit organizations including schools and education centres on all levels from preschools to universities as well as organizations and centres of innovation and community development. Einurd business and operation include: consulting, research, surveys, development of educational resources, equal pay auditing and validation of informal learning, development of curriculums and training models both face to face and distributed or e-learning. Einurd has also provided organizations with trained project managers for local, transnational, long- and short term projects.

XWHY / Agency of Understanding

XWHY / Agency of Understanding is an advisory group focusing on clarity and meaning. From urban planning and policy making to leadership and product innovation – the team provides understanding of context and cultures that reveals sustainable solutions. Applying methods from human sciences – philosophy, anthropology, ethnography, behavioral economics – is the way of working with private and public sectors. Areas of expertise: applied humanities, community building, placemaking, research and consultancy, ethnography, organizational anthropology, sustainable development.

KMOP – Social Action and
Innovation Centre

KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre is a non profit organisation, based in Athens, Greece, with more than 40 years of experience in sustainable development, social growth, human rights’ protection, social inclusion and policy research. The organisation focuses on building people’s resilience, combatting inequalities and supporting inclusive and sustainable growth by developing and implementing a variety of innovative tools, programmes and policies. KMOP has established presence and partnerships at international level, working with major actors in both the public and private sector, as well as with civil society, to drive solution-oriented, knowledge-based interventions that are essential for fostering resilience. Alongside with direct provision of social services, KMOP’s expertise pertains to the design and implementation of impactful programmes in the areas of education, migration, human rights’ protection, employment, mental health and social economy. KMOP is the project coordinator of URBAN.

For more information, visit www.kmop.gr

ΚΜΟP Skopje

KMOP’s branch in Skopje is a civil society organization, which has been registered as a local NGO and works autonomously, with the mandate of capitalizing on KMOP’s background and track record for the benefit of the vulnerable groups of the country. Its goal is to be actively engaged in the social welfare system of North Macedonia as much as possible and contribute to the relief of various vulnerable groups by trying to design innovative and effective solutions to some of the problems that the country currently faces, making local communities more resilient. KMOP Skopje through comprehensive analysis, sustainable project activities and its direct involvement with local communities is continuously making efforts for tackling different problems, which are arising from various systematic policy shortcomings and are affecting individuals from disadvantaged background on a daily basis. KMOP Skopje implements projects through strategic partnerships with public institutions in the country such as the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, the (National) Institute for Social Work and the (Local) Centers for Social Work, as well as in cooperation with institutions and organizations from the private and civil society sector, especially focused in the field of social protection and inclusion.