About us

GARDENISER PRO is a project developed within the Erasmus+ KA2 VET programme - strategic partnerships for innovation, implemented by a consortium of 5 partners from Italy, Germany, France, Greece and the United Kingdom. Let's see who they are:

REPLAY NETWORK (IT)

REPLAY NETWORK is an association of trainers, active at international level within almost all the EU programs dealing with non-formal education, learning mobility and active citizenship. The mission of the association is to promote social cohesion, responsible participation, active citizenship, inclusion and equal opportunities, to support employability, active ageing, cooperation and multiculturalism, building bridges and conditions contributing to the achievement of the Europe 2030 objectives of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. From 2012, with the exchanges of good practices between gardens, begins the process of building tools for sharing, learning, and training on urban community gardens. Together with the consolidation of their role in the city's environmental and participation policies, Replay also supports the recognition and structuring of the Gardeniser figure, in Italy and at the European level.

SOCIAL FARMS & GARDENS (UK)

Social Farms & Gardens is a UK wide charity supporting communities to farm, garden and grow together. It represents a united voice for organisations and groups delivering nature-based activities. SF&G interacts with policymakers and works with partners in the voluntary, public, private and academic sectors to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and the environment. They provide expert advice, support and a free membership scheme to support communities through thousands of grass-root organisations to grow in sustainable ways, transforming lives and connecting people. They design and deliver innovative training programmes, like   Gardeniser Pro, which empower and enable communities to thrive and grow. 

PISTES SOLIDAIRES (FR)

Pistes-Solidaires is a French NGO focused on non-formal education that develops its projects and actions according to UNESCO's 4 pillars of education and working on environment and urban/community gardens for more than a decade: EUGO, Gardeniser and Gardeniser Pro. Along these years, we were able to develop our knowledge and competences on the functioning of urban gardens, on the development of training for urban garden organisers (Gardenisers), allowing us to reinforce the social and environmental functions of the community gardens.

PETRARCA (DE)

PETRARCA, the European academy of landscape culture, is a German NGO working on sustainable development of European cultural landscapes. It is a forum of dialogue and research based on the conviction that landscape can emerge anew if people recognize their inner participation and are ready to assume active responsibility. A special focus is on social farming and its symbiotic relation to the methods of organic and sustainable land use. 
Providing education and training in rural and urban settings with programs like Gardeniser Pro, connecting stakeholders and working in close cooperation with the faculty of organic agriculture at the University of Kassel, PETRARCA contributes to an inclusive and judicious future.

ECTE (GR)

ECTE – European Center in Training for Employment, based in Rethymnon of Crete in Greece, is certified by the ministry of education as an educational center for Adults in continuous education, as well as guidance for employment center. The department for Educational methodologies carries on research to study training processes, community relations, individual and group behavior, and mental activity in both normal and vulnerable situations. ECTE thanks to the participation in many European projects, has gained substantial experience in curricula and training material development as well as for trainers. In the Agri-food sector, ECTE is developing a European “Design Thinking “professional profile for AGRI food entrepreneurs, for the revitalization of the agri-food sector of Crete.