URBAN GReen Education for ENTeRprising Agricultural Innovation (Urban Green Train)

Duration  3 years (2014-2017)

Funding  European Union
ErasmusPlus programme

Project partners: University of Bologna, RUAF Foundation,
Vegepolys, SWUAS,
STePS, Mammut film and Grow the Planet.


  • Mapping of knowledge and entrepreneurial initiatives of urban and peri-urban agriculture in 4 countries (Netherlands, France, Germany and Italy)
  • Designing and testing training modules and educational resources on the key areas for UA identified by partners as relevant for UA entrepreneurship
  • Organising a pilot course for blended learning for university staff, students, entrepreneurs and policy makers.


  • database on innovative UA businesses in Europe

     is set up and accessible on-line.
  • Different training models on UA entrepreneurship
  • A training course on UA entrepreneurship in 6 European languages
    is designed and included in European University and Higher Education Institutes curricula
  • The document New Urban Agriculture initiatives towards a mindset change (IO1) shares the results of a comparative analysis of 27 international case studies, the current educational offer on urban agriculture entrepreneurship and the results of a survey on training needs of future entrepreneurs in Italy, France, Germany and the Netherlands.
  • Model and Recommendations for a Curriculum in Urban Agriculture
    Enterpreneurship (IO3)
  • Video tutorials on UA enterprises including
    Rotterzwam (NL),
    Uit Je Eigen Stad (NL), Le Jardin de
    l'Avenir (FR) and Eta Beta (IT).
  • 26 in-depth case studies of urban agriculture SMEs are online in the Inventory of UA Enterprises
  • Educational resources related to urban agriculture entrepreneurship are available online in the Inventory of UA Educational Offer
  • Newsletters are uploaded in the news section of the website.

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