A SUSTAINABLE PROJECT

A SUSTAINABLE PROJECT

FOR DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE IN EUROPE

A SUSTAINABLE PROJECT

A SUSTAINABLE PROJECT

FOR DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE IN EUROPE

A SUSTAINABLE PROJECT

A SUSTAINABLE PROJECT

FOR DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE IN EUROPE

A SUSTAINABLE PROJECT

A SUSTAINABLE PROJECT

FOR DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE IN EUROPE

A SUSTAINABLE PROJECT

A SUSTAINABLE PROJECT

FOR DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE IN EUROPE

FAIR FUTURE BIO GARLIC

The cross-national eco-social FAIR FUTURE BIO GARLIC project addresses the large ethnic group of the ROMA people.
Its aim is to contribute to the future well-being of European ROMA families by providing new education and labour opportunities. Intensive collaboration between numerous public institutions, associations, businesses and individual people gives the project broad recognition and a firm footing.


INITIAL SITUATION

  • 120 million people in the EU live in poverty – 24 % of total population
  • 10 to 12 million Roma people are the biggest ethnic minority in Europe

  • 26 million people in Europe are unemployed – average youth unemployment rate 23 %

  • Poverty immigration in Europe increases steadily



CONCEPTION

EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURS creates sustainable jobs for thousands of social disadvantaged people, especially Roma, in the field of horticulture by planting BIO-garlic and other products of the required crop rotation.

Land – vast areas of fallow land and unused farmland exist
in all over Europe, often owned by public authorities

Garlic - is a robust, self-sufficient plant with no special demands on soil or climate conditions and can be plant in almost all European regions. Growing garlic is very labor-intensive and time-consuming

Market - Europe is over 90% dependent on imports from the garlic market with more than 80% global production coming from China, despite of huge demand the proportion of garlic that is produced organically under humane labor conditions is very small

Marketing - the organic garlic is launched under a common premium brand name on the European market, for food retailers, pharmacy and food industry. Local sales of other products will provide an additional source of income for the participating people and refinance the project

 

STATUS QUO

  • Train the Trainer – 30 trainers qualified in Graz (AT)

  • Workers – 90 part-time worker in Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Croatia

  • Market demand – existing huge demand for BIO-garlic in Europe

  • Numerous inquiries from further cooperation partners in all of Europe

  • Necessity of European public funds for pre-financing

  • Formation of a competence and training center for planting BIO-garlic and convenient crop rotations

 

 

PARTNERS

 

 

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EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURS HEADQUARTER

Viehmarktgasse 11, 2nd floor
8020 Graz – Austria

 

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