Green Care practices and place-based sustainability transformations: a participatory action-oriented study in Finland – PhD-thesis by Angela Moriggi

June 1 2021, at 11.00 am (CET) Angela Moriggi will defend her PhD-thesis ‘Green Care practices and place-based sustainability transformations: A participatory action-oriented study in Finland‘. See the Abstract below. The full thesis can be downloaded from the WUR Library after the defense ceremony, or by clicking its DOI.

The ceremony will be live-streamed by, but is recorded and can be viewed later as well. Angela Moriggi was appointed as research fellow at the EU funded MSCA ITN project SUSPLACE, employed by the Natural Resources Institute of Finland (LUKE) and PhD-candidate at the Rural Sociology Group of Wageningen University. Since April 2021 she holds a position as research fellow at the Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture, and Forestry (TESAF) of the University of Padova.

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The Economics of Green care in Agriculture. Edited by Joost Dessein and Bettina Bock

Recently published and available on line The Economics of Green care in Agriculture, edited by Joost Dessein and Bettina Bock.


The publication is part of our participation in COST Action 866 ‘Green care in Agriculture’. This COST action brought scientists and practitioners together who are working in the broad domain of ‘green care in agriculture’ with the purpose of increasing the scientific knowledge on green care, its potential for improving human mental and physical health and on the best way to implement green care in agriculture throughout Europe. The COST action consisted of different working groups that looked into health effects of green care, the economics of green care and policies related to green care ( This publication reflects on the Economics of Green Care and the possibility to measure and evaluate its costs and benefits, taking into account the wide variation in Green Care arrangements throughout Europe. A limited number of free copies is also available at the Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries Research Merelbeke, Belgium (, where Joost Dessein works (email: