Nature, Wellbeing, Connections in cities
Consortium of 13 institutions from 9 countries
Reduce loneliness in urban contexts
Nature as a therapeutic pathway
What is Recetas ?
A green project to reduce loneliness
Can the prescription of social activities in natural spaces reduce feelings of loneliness and improve quality of life in urban contexts?
The RECETAS (Re-imagining Environments for Connection and Engagement: Testing Actions for Social Prescribing in Natural Spaces) project aims to provide answers.
Our consortium, composed of 13 institutions from 9 different countries, is using multidisciplinary approaches to implement Nature Based Social Prescribing (NBSP). We are carrying out three observational studies and three randomised controlled trials in six cities worldwide: Barcelona, Marseille, Prague, Helsinki, Cuenca (Ecuador) and Melbourne.
The project, which began in March 2021, will last 5 years. It is financed by a 5 million euro grant from the European Union through its Horizon 2020 programme.
What is Nature Based Social Prescribing (NBSP)?
Walking in a park, growing tomatoes, cultivating flowers… these activities could be proposed as Nature Based Social Prescriptions !
NBSP consists of care professionals and people who experience lonliness identifying activities related to nature that can improve their health and well-being. This innovative approach can be a therapeutic pathway and can improve the overall quality of life of urban citizens.