Duration: 01/11/2020 – 31/10/2022

ART & INCLUSION project target groups are adults with disability and adults with mental illness, who tend to have less participation in adult education, formal or non-formal, in lifelong learning activities and in the labour market. People with disabilities are specially exposed to factors of social vulnerability. They are specially disadvantaged in what comes to education and work. It is estimated that 1 in 4 people in the EU will experience mental health problems at least once in their lives. There is a relationship between situations of poverty and mental health problems: rates of mental illness tend to be higher among vulnerable and marginalized groups.

The project objectives are:

– Promote the social inclusion of adults with disabilities and mental illness, through the capacity building of professionals and organizations working in this field.

– Promote the production of knowledge in the context of the use of artistic methodologies in non-formal education as an adjunct to the construction of the individual life project of people with disabilities and mental illness.

– Promote the exchange of good practices among professionals, aiming its transnational replication.

– Contribute to the development of innovative practices in adult education, namely non-formal education throughout art.


-Centro Social de Soutelo (Portugal)

-ARCA Cooperativa Sociale (Italy)

-Koinonia Ison Eukairion (Greece) –