NATURELAB – Nature based interventions for improving health and well-being
NATURELAB proposes an innovative approach to contribute to resilient and healthy communities, by enhancing the green and blue areas’ benefits.
Grant Agreement Number: 101083857
Funded by: HORIZON Duration: June 2023 – December 2028
Nowadays, over 50% of the human population live in cities and although cities are increasing their blue and green areas, the health care potential of nature areas is not adequately considered.
There is a recognized need to develop and establish scientifically validated protocols to support people to connect with nature in ways designed to improve their specific personal needs.
Consistent information, education, and scientific evidence, including cost-benefit analysis, are needed to boost a change in the approach, and raise new opportunities to turn the ecological transition into an asset for health and well-being.
NATURELAB aims to contribute to the recognition, promotion and the use of green and blue spaces as healthcare sites, by investigating the benefits of nature-based therapies (NBT) that promote well-being and support diseases prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.