LOVE Life & Dance: Expressive therapies for empowering youth

The project "LOVE Life and Dance: Expressive therapy for empowering youth" it is a strategic partnership project developed through the collaboration of 4 organizations from 3 european countries: AICSCC from Romania, Danubius University from Romania, CEIPES from Italy and ASPAYM Castilla y Leon from Spain. The project began with the awareness of the need of specialists to have a standardized instrument in the field of art-therapy for youth. The main aim is to develop two intellectual outputs - specifically, an intervention kit for dance-therapy and other expressive technics and a web platform with resources for specialists, youth workers interested in using art-therapy in their curative interventions. The principle objectives are the elaboration of these 2 intellectual outputs and the development of a powerful strategic partnership between the 4 organization, which can function on a log term, aiming to elaborate for the future, different instruments from the field of youth and psychology.

Specific objectives:

O1 Creating innovative practices in the field of youth through the development of a work-kit through art-dance therapy and other expressive therapies which should promote a healthy lifestyle, a healthy expression of emotions, self-esteem, the stimulation of decision-making capacity and social inclusion of young people in a multicultural community.

O2 Increasing the transferability of innovative and non-formal methodologies by developing a multicultural resource web platform for youth workers and young people in art therapy methods. The web platform aims to disseminate the resources developed within the project, as well as existing ones, to youth workers, interested organizations and institutions, youth NGOs, dance schools, arts schools, youth service providers, etc.

O3 Organizational development of 4 institutions with different cultural and organizational experience and strengthening the strategic partnership between them by the development and dissemination of intellectual products and innovative work methodologies created in the field of youth and non-formal education. Besides their specific, each partner comes with a diverse dissemination network, from young people, youth workers, specialists, students, public institutions and decision-makers.