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Reinovator challenge 2014

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Reinovator challenge 2014

Our team made application of our project Land sharing on Reinovator Challenge 2014. Project was selected in the category of Big Idea – business idea that has not yet outgrown the conceptual phase, but according to market analysis, promising business success. We were invited to the 16-hour training under the excellent mentorship in program Reinovator Academy. Academy was held from 4.11. to 2.12. 2014 and ended with the closing event in the lobby of the NLB Bank in Ljubljana,...

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VIVUS Conference – 3rd Conference with international participation “Transmission of Innovation, Practical Experience into Everyday Practice”

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VIVUS Conference – 3rd Conference with international participation “Transmission of Innovation, Practical Experience into Everyday Practice”

At the conference we had a presentation of our paper “Using the social entrepreneurship approach to generate innovative eco-social interventions in agriculture in Slovenia: a case study”. At the conference we learned about research and educational activities of Biotechnical Centre Naklo. The conference was held on 14 and 15 November 2014 in Biotechnical Centre Naklo, Slovenia....

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2nd International Conference Integral Green Economy for a Better World

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2nd International Conference Integral Green Economy for a Better World

At the Conference we had a presentation of our work from the field of Integral Economy. In the initiative for Integral Green Slovenia we recognized a movement that advocates the values underpinning the development of our ideas. The very concept of the Integral Economy has given us new insight and guidance for long-term development of idea. There are different economic approaches that are totally different from today’s economic trends. What exactly is “Integral Green Slovenia?” Project Integral Green Slovenia is examining options for the implementation of Integral Economy model in conjunction with the green economy, social entrepreneurship and social responsibility in Slovenia. The basic theoretical framework for this economic approach was made by the professors Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer from the Centre for Development Trans4m from Geneva. The conference was held on 14 and 15 November 2014 in BC Naklo, Slovenia....

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European Green Belt Association

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European Green Belt Association

During the 8th Pan-European Green Belt Conference in Slavonice (Czech Republic), European Green Belt Association was established. One of the founding members is our Institute. Conference marked a milestone for future cooperation: a legal body in charge of the Initiative’s coordination was established. Transboundary management of protected areas, ecosystem services and nature tourism will be some of its regional priorities. The members declared to conserve the valuable habitats along the former Iron Curtain as an ecological network connecting high-value natural and cultural landscapes while respecting the economic, social and cultural needs of local communities....

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8th Pan-European GreenBelt Conference, (23.-26.9.2014)

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8th Pan-European GreenBelt Conference, (23.-26.9.2014)

Our team members attended the 8th Pan-European Green Belt Conference in Slavonice, Czech Republic, where we had a poster...

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Collaboration with the municipality Sv. Jurij v Slovenskih Goricah

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Collaboration with the municipality Sv. Jurij v Slovenskih Goricah

We started a collaboration with the municipality Sv. Jurij v Slovenskih Goricah for our project Land Sharing For Food and Social Good. The municipalty is inviting residents to take part in our project. Webpage link – Sv. Jurij v Slovenskih...

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Obenaus Community

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Obenaus Community

From the 12th – 17th August, Obenaus, a small farm in Southern Austria, became a testing ground for the implementation of new ways of living in a rural environment. Open to anyone concerned about their existence and dependency on contemporary urban centres, it was a risk-free experiment and opportunity to learn, develop and put into practice new sustainable economic, educational, agricultural, and community models. Of course our team was there to paricipate and exchange knowledge for a better future. More info about the workshop Obenaus Community...

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Project presentation published in magazine VIVA

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Project presentation published in magazine VIVA

Our project “Land Sharing For Food and Social Good“ was introduced in the magazine VIVA. You can read the whole article under the link below. Link to...

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Sólheimar – EcoVillage (B4Nature Project)

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Sólheimar – EcoVillage (B4Nature Project)

As a part of the B4Nature Project, our team member Iztok Erjavec was part of the Slovenian expedition lead by Biotehnical Center Naklo (Slovenia) which visited the well-known EcoVillage Sólheimar (Iceland). Iztok had the opportunity to exchange and gain experience in the field of operating an EcoVillage, working in agriculture and get to know a new social model. Additionally he introduced our project Land Sharing For Food and Social Good to the Sólheimar society . © Institute Intercer 2014 # Sólheimar – EcoVillage #Biotehnical Center Naklo (Slovenia)...

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3rd Scientific & Final GreenNet-Conference (03.-04.June)

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3rd Scientific & Final GreenNet-Conference (03.-04.June)

We attended and successfully presented our project at the GreenNet Conference –  “Perspectives for biological & cultural diversity along the European Green Belt” in Eisenach (Germany) on 03./04. June.   © Gregor Domanjko, 2014 # GreenBelt   As seen...

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Land Sharing for Food and Social Good goes public

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Land Sharing for Food and Social Good goes public

Our  InTeRCer team had the opportunity to present the Land Sharing for Food and Social Good project to the National Television RTV Slovenia and newspaper DELO. Watch/read the articles at the links below: Newspaper article DELO Video Article (RTV Slovenia) – from 2min 20sec       © Institute InTeRCeR 2014   As seen in:  ...

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NO-BLE Ideas Fest (PODIM) – 13.-15. May

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NO-BLE Ideas Fest (PODIM) – 13.-15. May

As members of the NO-BLE Ideas platform we presented our project (Land Sharing For Food and Social Good) to the NO-BLE Ideas project partners and participants of the PODIM Conference 2014 (Maribor) at KIBLA Multimedia Center in Maribor. © Institute InTeRCeR 2014 # PODIM Confernce 2014  # NO-BLE Ideas...

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Zavod Viva – ReInovator Inkubator – 10.-11. May

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Zavod Viva – ReInovator Inkubator – 10.-11. May

We attended the weekend workshop organized by Zavod Viva – Reinovator Inkubator. Our project/team was selected to present a elevator pitch to potential investor/partners at the 2nd co-Conference “New economy for sustainable horizons” (Nove ekonomije za trajnostne horizonte) organized by Studio Moderna, Ekvilib Institute and IEDC – Bled School of Management, 12th of May, Bled, Slovenia.     © Institute InTeRCeR 2014 # Zavod Viva # Studio Moderna # Ekvilib Institute # IEDC – Bled School of Management   As seen in:  ...

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Nyéléni Austria 2014 (13.-17. April)

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Nyéléni Austria 2014 (13.-17. April)

Photo: Nyéléni Austria 2014 We attended the Nyéléni Austria 2014 Forum for food sovereignty which took place in Goldegg in Salzburg. More than 250 people from all over Austria met in Schloss Goldegg, Salzburg this week, to discuss the future of the food and agricultural system and develop a deeper common vision of food sovereignty. The key outcomes of the meeting are the strengthening of the networks between consumers and producers, and a shared strategy for a different food and agricultural system. An important part of the forum was the development of concrete projects and ideas along the lines of the five thematic axes: food production, distribution networks, labour and social conditions, the Commons and access to land, and the necessary political framework for achieving this. Our team had the opportunity to connect with different Austrian organizations and to present our project Land Sharing For Food and Social Good. Official Report – Nyéléni Austria 2014 Nyéléni Austria 2014  – Movie Nyéléni Austria 2014 - The Movie [15:04] #Nyéléni Austria 2014...

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Pilot-Project – LAND SHARING FOR FOOD AND SOCIAL GOOD

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Pilot-Project – LAND SHARING FOR FOOD AND SOCIAL GOOD

Iztok Erjavec and Klemen Bizjak, co-founders of Intercer, had a conversation in year 2013 about the worsening of social situation in Europe. Iztok, who works on landscape ecology research for master study has mentioned that there are many older people living in the countryside that possesses agricultural land and knowledge of the sustainable multipurpose farming that took place in the past, but cannot work on land due to their age and suggested that they should be joining forces with unemployed people in towns to grow food. They can teach unemployed people about organic agriculture through practical work on their land and share harvest.   LAND SHARING FOR FOOD AND SOCIAL GOOD Integration and empowerment of disadvantaged groups for the local food production What if cooperative local organic food production could aid in the improvement of intergenerational social good? We see a huge opportunity to provide a  regional market with localy grown organic food and goods for home needs. The Slovenian market with organic food is in the development phase, consequently there is not enough organic food as the market demands. Official statistics in Slovenia show there is around 2300m2 of cultivated agricultural land per capita. Around 3000m2  would be needed to provide the necessary amount of food. We have a new way of providing long-term supply with fresh local organic food at a regional level by introducing a intergenerational social cooperative. This will enable steady supply of organicaly grown foods. With the reintroduction of old farming practices that took place in the past we want to preserve small multifunctional farms. On this type of farms more than one agriculture practice took place. If a farm produces more than one product, the income is not dependet on one product, especially if extreme weather events due to a climate change accure. Directly a steady income is distributed through the whole year. This means that also the customers’ needs with local organic food and goods are covered through the whole year. For example, in winter they can buy preserved food with traditional methods of conservation. With the introduction of intergenerational social cooperative we will achive long-term supply from small...

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