|Project title||Creating social farms in Hungary|
|Thematic area||Community and organizational development|
|Name of the organization||Symbiosis Foundation|
|Postal address||3527 Miskolc, Augusztus 20 út 12.|
|Project manager||Támbáné Bohus Viktória|
|Project timeframe||August 1st, 2014 - April 30th, 2016|
|Amount of support||55,996 €|
There is no legal and financial structure or sustainable solution for development of socially disadvantaged groups. Small civil initiatives are not able to reach sustainability by themselves. In the past few decades social farms were set up in some countries as successful links between social and agriculture areas. Norway was the first to develop strategies for social farms. Symbiosis now wants to adapt good practices and develop the legal and financial support structure of Hungarian social farms in the civil sector. The organizers involved several partners from different fields and they aim to activate local organizations through regional workshops. They also develop a website (www.szocialisfarm.hu) to share knowledge; set up the national Social Farm Association; develop educational material on social farming; organize two trainings for 30 people and a country-level conference; start intensive dialogue with ministries so as to launch legislation procedure for social farms.