Nature based interventions for improving health and well-being

There is growing evidence that contact with nature can help to alleviate pressing health and social problems in society (such as heart disease, depression and loneliness). The NATURELAB project is developing nature-based programmes to promote health and well-being and reduce the risk of illness and existing symptoms. 

At 15 study sites in five countries (Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Peru, Portugal), corresponding nature-based programmes will be applied systematically and comparatively in order to identify their impact factors and investigate their effectiveness. To this end, indicators for recording and measuring as well as for estimating and assessing the potential health benefits of green spaces will also be developed and tested. In addition, guidelines for assessing the benefits will be drawn up and recommendations for the introduction of nature-based programmes in the health sector will be derived.

The NATURELAB consortium consists of 14 partners, including university and research institutions, environmental NGOs, SMEs and public organisations, and is coordinated by the Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC) in Lisbon. It is funded by the EU as part of the Horizon Europe programme for a period of 4.5 years (2023-2027).

Duration: 01.06.2023 bis 30.11.2027

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Funding information: The project is funded by the European Union (ID: 101083857).

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