The European project titled, “Advanced Skills for Active Living” (ASAL) was launched in November 2019 and completed in December 2020. ASAL was implemented with the support of the Erasmus+ Sport Programme of the European Union.
The project was part of an overall strategy which utilizes physical exercise and sport activities in the field of Mental Health. Based on the results of two very relevant initiatives, i.e. “MENS” (Mental European Network of Sport Events) and “EVENTS” (European Voluntary Events for Therapy through Sports), ASAL added the training/educational component to this strategy. Its aim was to train professionals from the field of Sports Science and Physical Activity to develop certain skills required, in order to be able to work in residencies that house population living with Mental Health challenges, provide high quality services and thus assist in the therapeutic process.
The project was coordinated by K.S.D.EO. “EDRA” (Greece); the following organisations also participated in the project: COOSS Marche (Italy), Fundación Intras (Spain), Fokus Praha (Czech Republic), School of Physical Education and Sport Science - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), Panellinios Athletic Club (Greece) and Coordan (The Netherlands).
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