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Project Handout #5

Professional and personal development plans

After 2 years of preparation, the experimental phase of the project started in April 2018.


Project Handout #4

Conclusions of the meeting in Zwolle, the Netherlands

With the 4th thematic handout of the PROFARM project we would like to resume the main conclusions gathered from the 4th international PROFARM meeting together with the 2nd peer-review event which took place in Zwolle, the Netherlands from the 23rd to the 25th of April 2018.


Project Handout #3

The identification of the cases with the PROFARM model

The 3rd thematic handout of the PROFARM-project is about the selection of cases to be used as pilots within the project. The following text describes how this identification of students has taken place in the three countries involved.


Project Handout #2

Opportunities and obstacles for the PROFARM local networks

Welcome to the 2nd thematic handout of the PROFARM-project. In this second edition, we would like to give you inside information on how the local networks within the project have been created and in which way they contribute to the overall quality of the project. Nonetheless we won’t exclude the challenges and difficulties we faced while creating our networks and which provided us with relevant information on how and where we can evaluate and readjust in order to ensure the highest...

Project Handout #1

PROFARM, an interim balance

With this first edition of a series of regular thematic handouts we would like to give an overview on the activities and goals so far achieved by the PROFARM team – pointing out that the project’s activities have already been under implementation for 18 months and, therefore, the project has completed its first half. We would mainly like to focus on the development of the profile of the Case Manager, as this is one of the most important milestones reached by the project within the...

Social Farming in the Netherlands

The research of a more structured follow-up strategy

The Netherlands has been an agricultural country for a very long time. People from the Netherlands even emigrated to other countries to have the foreign farming experience but also start their own farms (e.g. Canada). The social welfare system - we are from nature a caring country with many facilities for people who need any form of help either due to circumstances or due to a handicap or due to sickness… Social farming has been known since about 1960. At first started for youngsters...

Social Farming in Germany

A lack of cooperation between agriculture and healthcare

The SF sector in Germany is developing quickly, but there are still fewer farms practicing SF than in other European countries. Most SF farms are actually ‘sheltered workshops’ (Werkstätten für behinderte Menschen – WfbM) which offer jobs in the ‘green area’, rather than productive farms that offer jobs for people with special needs. There are farms that practice SF which are connected to a full-stationary institution (for people with special needs) and...

Social Farming in Italy

The multifunctionality of agricultural enterprises

Social Agriculture has developed in many fields in Italy, nowadays including a plurality of experiences, not attributable to a unitary model, which are different from each other in performed activity, organization, source of funding and targets. Intervention fields are broadly: education, training and job inclusion of low contractuality subjects, recreation and quality of life, everyday life services and therapeutic use. During the interviews it’s been possible to listen and meet some...