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Country/partner countries

Branly Boissière-Montreuil District

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Ecodrom93 Association

Mobile phone: +33 6 13 43 09 79

Project information – start and end date (if available)
Ongoing since 2010

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
The Ecodrom project-carried out by the Ecodrom 93 association-implements activities which promote social diversity, environmental protection, urban farming and support the economic activity of the French town of Montreuil.

This project involves people with a farming experience-Roma people from Romania who at some point have been farmers and relies on the existence of a fallow city field.

Results of the project
Make the city go rural:

-To create an experimental farming space in town using the best environmental techniques

-Involve the inhabitants of Montreuil in the development of this space through transfer of skills and expériences between users

Objectives of the project:

-To promote Roma people's capacities to adapt themselves to a urban environment, using environmental resources

-To promote Roma people's skills and knowledge in farming, plants and harvesting

-To allow exchanges of know-how

-To integrate willing Roma people to the social and economic development of the local area through the farming projects of Ecodrom.

-To fight against the social and economic marginalization of Roma people

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
The Roma community of Montreuil

Sources of funding
There is no funding, only a system of exchanges and bartering has been put into place.
The association has however a renewable three-year lease agreementwith the town of Montreuil to use the field.
Yet, numerous local structures support the initiative: schools, municipal services, shelter centers :Handicap – MAS – foyers ,beneficiaries of Mous ,S.F.M. Montreuil, Alexandre Romanès, Tony Gatlif and the associations of "Coup de main" and "Terne Roma".


Document - materials that incurred in the project
Site Web du projet