A new project on creativity has been launched in Lisbon last 24 and 25 November.
Five European organizations working with adult learning have met for the kick-off event of EVALT (Empowering Volunteering in Socially Disadvantaged Groups of Adult Learning).
The project has been funded by the European Union, DG Education, in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme, Grundtvig Partnerships, and will be concluded the 31st of July 2013.
The partnership is coordinated by the Portuguese association Contempla Trilhos. The other members are Fepamuc-Gua from Spain, Siauliai University from Lithuania, Sisli Technical Secondary School from Turkey and Tecnopras from Italy.
The project EVALT consists on attribution of competences in the area of creativity and methods of training, based on art therapy and arts (music, painting, cinema, theater...), to adults wishing on a voluntary basis, develop a working with groups at risk of social exclusion, with the aim of improving the capacity of intervention and leadership of volunteers. Consequently, the volunteers can improve their interventions with groups and institutions who applying that kind of collaboration, promoting the enrichment of services and actions.