16 May Newsletter 2
Project Title: “Strategic partnership and training on the use of music as an additive treatment modality in the detoxification and rehabilitation processes of individuals Suffering from drug dependence”
In the context of the Erasmus+ Program, by the title “MUS.I.C.D.A.RE”, which aims in the preparation, development and
repeated implementation of a training program (both as a live-participation program and as a distant-learning program),
constructed on the basis of experiential learning and workshops, regarding the use of music as an additive treatment
modality in the detoxification and rehabilitation processes of individuals dependent on substances, the second formal
meeting of the partners of the program took place at the University of Macedonia, on January 26th, 2016, which was
attended by academic delegates from the University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki), the University of NIMES (France), as
well as by members of the Alternative Therapeutic Program for Dependent Individuals “ARGO” and members of the
Organization “Partners for Youth Empowerment” (PYE) from England.
The main axes of the discussion were the details regarding the different phases of the project, and specifically the planning
of the 7-days training seminars, which will take place in three sessions, in Greece, France and England, as well as the
finalization of the themes of the seminars, the smooth implementation of the intended deadlines and the finalization of a
timeline which will allow the thorough function and completion of the whole project. Additionally, the specifications and
the contents of the course-pack which will be produced for the trainees at the seminars were discussed, as well as the main
axes of the research studies that will be held for the evaluation of the seminars.
The meeting has been successful, since the participants of all the organizations reached fruitful conclusions, while
innovative practices were proposed for the implementation of the 7-days seminars such as live music events for the
beginning, round-table discussions, a trip to “ARGO” and teaching approaches using workshops, media, etc.