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Working Group 3 - Policies related to green care

Bjarne Olai Braastad

The main aim of this Working Group is to investigate how green care fits into current and future national health and social care systems. This includes the organisation of the green care system and the building up of the network behind the health and social care systems. A further aim is to define how rural development is affected; creation of new jobs and strengthening of the economic viability of rural communities, those of less-favoured and remote rural areas in particular.

Chair: Dr. Thomas van Elsen, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Germany
Vice-Chair: Dr. Jan Hassink, Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands

1. Definition of terms and concepts for the different services of green care.
2. Evaluate the contribution of green care not only to rural and agricultural policies, but also to policies in health care and social care.
3. Development of a research agenda – policies of green care.

WG 3 meeting
WG 3 meeting Photo: Bjarne Braastad

Published: 12.09.07
Updated: 22.12.08
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COST Action 866 - Green Care in Agriculture

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Hilde Hauge

Dept. of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

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Additional information

Minutes, 1st WG3 meeting 29.08.2006

Minutes, 2nd WG3 meeting

Minutes 3rd WG3 meeting 20.-21.06.2007