Erasmus+ study visit “The Playbook” took place in Krško, Slovenia on April 9-15, 2022. It was an intensive project combined with social activities, trainings, informational workshops, inclusive practice, and local visits.
The project created a creative and inspiring environment that ensured equal access to activities for all groups, including people with disabilities, mental health, family issues, and social and psychological problems.
By incorporating a range of different creative practices including theatre, dance, and, most importantly, street work, participants had a chance to be more aware of the opportunities that they can use to get the most out of their skills and abilities. During the study visit, the participants were introduced to the Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), which is a psychological approach that involves analyzing strategies used by successful individuals and applying them to reach a personal goal. They also had a chance to get a closer look at the concept of the Theatre of the Oppressed, which draws visibility to social and political conflicts by giving a voice to marginalized groups who are facing oppression.
Participation in the study visit contributed to participants’ skill development, which will in the future lead to confidence building, increased self-esteem, as well as better social participation.
The participants also had the opportunity to get involved in the street work organized by the hosting organizationMC Krško and had their contribution to the initiative.
The project also included some visits to local attractions, like the Postojna Cave and the city of Krško.
The project was hosted by “MC Krško” in Slovenia in cooperation with NGOs from Macedonia, Hungary, Poland, Spain, Georgia, Italy, and Armenia.
Armenia was represented by Irina Makaryan, Vardan Lablajyan and Nellie Melkonyan.