The project Proskills is focused on the partnership’s creation of a common framework-model related to the application of creative and active training methods, based on the arts and the art-therapy (music, painting, movies, drama…), with the aim to develop in the socially disadvantaged people a creative mind, proactive attitudes and behaviour, ability of learning to learn and to self-develop themselves. This means empowering in the target group autonomy, initiative spirit, creativity, capacity of innovation and self-improvement, problem solving.

With this kind of project, we intended also to spread among socially disadvantaged adults the culture of life-long training and of learning foreign languages as a channel to overcome cultural and racial barriers and to communicate with people from other countries, face-to-face or using the web technologies.

As to the training staff, the project improved the qualification of the course designers, the trainers and the tutors that work with socially disadvantaged people, so to have professionals that are more prepared to face life problems and consequent education difficulties proper of the target group. They also increased their competence in managing and promoting events of non-formal and informal learning, by means of methods like theatre, cinema, music, arts.

The partnership that worked on the project is formed by six organisations active in different fields of adult education. The European countries concerned are Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Lithuania.