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“Dis-Act” will enhance the inclusive potential of Theatre as an instrument of opening opportunities and dispelling prejudice against people with disability through the production of quality educational offer for operators and disabled adults themselves in Devised Theater.

Start: 01-10-2019 End: 30-09-2021
Project Reference: 2019-1-DE02-KA204-006285
EU Grant: 194530€
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: KA2-Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices.
Action Type: Strategic partnerships for adult education.

Project Partners:

  • NGO Nest Berlin (Germany)
  • CRN [Germany]
  • EURO-NET [Italy]
  • CECIS [Romania]

Project TOPICs:

  • Access for disadvantaged
  • Creativity and culture
  • Disabilities – special needs


Direct targets: disabled adults aged 35-55 coming from disadvantaged urban and rural communities and Educators/Trainers providing or interested in providing support to their social inclusion;

Indirect targets: adult education institutions, NGOs, cultural businesses and associations, Arts centers/groups, Organizations of disabled people, Organizations/public agencies providing services for disabled people.


Non Formal Education (NFE)


  • 4 Transnational Meetings
  • 3 Intellectual Outputs
  • 1 Short-term joint staff training events in Bulgaria: involvement of educators/trainers from partner organizations (5 educators/trainers per country/partner)
  • Local Programmes implemented in each partner country with the involvement of 15 learners per country
  • 6 Multiplier Events: 1 Multiplier Event implemented per each partner country with the participation of 100 individuals among general public, disabled adults and stakeholders per Event.
  • 1 theatrical performance at the conclusion of each Local Programme.


IO 1. Devised Theater Format for Educators

The first Intellectual Output, Devised Theatre Format for Educators, is the result of the collaboration of the 6 partners of the projects from Germany, Romania, Estonia, Bulgaria and Italy. It is mainly addressed to Educators and Trainers providing or interested in providing support to the social inclusion of Adults with physical and slight cognitive disabilities.

The creation of the Format initiated through a field research aimed at identifying the educational needs of Adults with disabilities in Devised Theatre combined with the identification of Devised Theatre good practices in each partner country. The field research on existing needs, barriers and offers consisted on a survey that involved 40 people with disabilities (aged 35-55 coming from disadvantaged urban and rural communities) at a national level.

The desk research focused on the best practices about existing inclusive Devised Theatre’s methods and their key elements of success in each partner country. Starting from these findings and the elaborated guidelines, the partners of the Consortium developed the educational modules based on Non Formal Education activities, addressing the different thematic areas of expertise of an educator/trainer working to foster interaction and co-design processes among Adults with and without disabilities in Devised Theatre.

The first draft of the training format had been submitted by each partner to at least 50 stakeholders in Adult education, Arts/creativity, creative business and disability (Adult education institutions, NGOs, cultural businesses and associations, Arts centers /groups, Organizations/public agencies providing services for disabled people) to achieve feedback for potential integration, adaptation or improvement. Based on the collected stakeholders’ feedback, the Consortium revised and finalized the training format.

IO 2: Guidebook on Theater Co-Creation

1 Guidebook providing orientation and methodological guidance for operators in the implementation of Devised Theater co-creation programmes involving adults with and without disabilities.

IO 3: Dis-Act Web Platform and E-Modules

1 Web Platform in multiple languages including E-Modules for the self-development of operators in the field across partner countries and in Europe.


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