AGRIGO4CITIES (Urban Agriculture for Changing Cities: Governance Models for Better Institutional Capacities and Social Inclusion) The absence of participatory mechanisms in governance systems within the Danube region reduces people’s motivation to engage in governance and administration. Many feel relegated from political, social and economic agendas and not competent enough to act as an equivalent counterpart and a considerable driver of “change”. The gap between citizens and public authorities at all levels thus increases, which comes along with mistrust and a lack of public participation, especially among the most disadvantaged communities at risk of exclusion. To overcome these challenges, the AgriGo4Cities project wants to employ Participatory Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture (UPA) as a powerful and emerging method. UPA is expected to improve public institutional capacities: firstly, it empowers institutional stakeholders to tackle the socio-economic exclusion of vulnerable groups, and secondly it aims at stimulating sustainable urban development in the Danube region.
DURATION: 2017 – 2019