Feb 9, 2020

The project RESTORE has started!

The project RESTORE – REcognition of the Social Theatre Operator as a professional to tackle the Risk of social Exclusion, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme, has officially started on 1st November 2019.

In particular, the project aims to promote cooperation and the exchange of good practices at European level and take advantage of the EU transparency and recognition tools to increase the training opportunities and employability of professionals working in the field of Social Theatre. In particular, the specific objectives of the project are:

  • To promote the diffusion of Social and Community Theatre as an effective means for social inclusion of disadvantaged adult learners
  • To strengthen cooperation and facilitate the exchange of good practices in the field of non-formal education among partner organisations
  • To jointly develop and validate a training course addressed to STO
  • To boost a process for the recognition and standardization at EU level of the SOCIAL THEATRE OPERATOR, a new professional figure defined in terms of knowledge, competences and skills

The main target groups addressed by the project can be identified at three levels: non-profit organisations supporting different groups of disadvantaged adult learners; professional adult educators and volunteers working in the field of Social and Community Theatre; groups at high risk of social exclusion and segregation such as migrants, disabled, prisoners, ethnic minorities, former drug addicts, NEETs, etc.

Throughout the project, pilot courses to test and validate the training course for Social Theatre Operator will be organised in four countries (Italy, Poland, Ireland, Portugal), followed by a work-based learning experience, so that each student will run a theatrical workshop addressing different categories of disadvantaged adult learners. A total of around eighty students trained and six hundred-eight hundred disadvantaged adult learners belonging to different categories will then benefit from the activities of this project.

The full project press release can be read here.