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PROJECT'S END DATE: 31/08/2021



Brochure of the project



More about of this transnational project partners

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Under the title, "European collaboration to  improve the  competencies of adults  for educate the  emotional intelligence of preschool and primary school  children  ( WORD OF  EMOTIONS ), the project focuses on the need to improve the quality of European citizens’ education, as well as to improve their living standards and their social inclusion.

The theme of the project was chosen to achieve the EU priority “Europe 2020 Strategy” regarding the intelligent increase favourable to inclusion through education and a healthy life. We chose the theme also based on the fact that current science has demonstrated the importance of emotional education in the development of the individual, an idea supported by UNESCO which, in 2002, initiated a world programme to promote the emotional education and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in 140 countries.

The project is addressed to a socially disadvantaged category in the partner countries: adults that care for children with emotional problems, a phenomenon found in the partner countries because of various causes: leaving families to work abroad and letting the children at home in the care of other people (which leads to social-emotional problems in children); broken families, conflictual  families,  use of wrong educational methods in children education etc. This phenomenon has serious consequences not only in children's behaviour (stress, school dropout, violence, depression, even suicide) but also affect the family and the quality of the life of the adults who care for them, hindering a normal life and their effective integration into society. Starting from here, the project proposes an European cooperation to improve the skills of the staff  regarding the education  of adults who care for preschool and primary school children with emotional problems, but  also experimenting  innovative methods and strategies to educate  this category of adults . The project responds thus to the needs of the personnel in the partner institutions to improve skills and educational methods, and the learning / testing new methods of non-formal and informal education /training of adults who care for children with emotional problems.The project also meets the needs of the adults in the target group on their competencies development (emotional, educational, social, learning, empathy, intercultural, language, social, ICT) and also the needs of increasing quality of life and social inclusion.

The participants in the project will be the staff in the partner institutions and the adults who care for/ educate the children with socio-emotional problems.  105 people will participate in mobilities, and the number of those who will be involved directly or indirectly will be over 4-5000 people.


The project has the following specific objectives:

- to improve the competencies of the personnel to provide the education and training of adults who care for/ educate preschool and primary school children with emotional problems

- to increase competencies (emotional, linguistic, pedagogical, educational, learning, social, empathic, ICT) and to provide support for adults who care for/ educate  preschool and primary school children with emotional problems.

- to experiment innovative nonformal and informal methods to educate the adults who care for preschool and primary school children  wih emotional problems.

- to create materials that could be used to educate adults who care for/ educate   preschool and primary school children with emotional problems, to publish them and thus, to be used at European level by those interested: parents, trainers, adult education institutions, centres for social work, etc.

- to disseminate & multiply the  results and best practices in the field

The project activities will include training courses, workshops and seminars, technical visits and the methods used will be: case study ,drama techniques, role playing, brainstorming, simulation, gamification.

The short-term impact will be a development of an European innovative program to educate/ train  the staff from partner institutions and the adults who care for/ educate children with emotional problems; the medium and long-term impact will be the improvement of education/training of the target groups, the support &  the social inclusion and the quality of life in local/regional/national  communities of partner institutions, as well as the training provided by the institutions and experts in the field.


IDEA Alzira took part in the Kick Off Meeting of the new European project "WORD OF EMOTIONS" whose objective is to improve the training of teachers and parents of children with emotional difficulties and problems; Alzira Municipal Children's Schools collaborate in this project.

In Ankara, the first meeting of the project that lasts two years and in which partners from Sweden , Italy , Romania, Spain and Turkey  took place . Within the framework of the project we visited a reception center for refugee children in Ankara and the actions they carry out to support them emotionally and their integration in the host country.



The partners of the project have developed the Book of Emotions, it is a group of articles written by experts in the area of Emotional Intelligence for children in preschool and primary school.


The aim of the book was to achieve the proposed objective in the project, that of create materials/documents that could be used for teaching some based elements in education of the adults and staff that educate adults who care for preschool and primary school children with emotional problems, to publish them and that could be used at the European level by all of the interested those (parents, grandparents, trainers, schools, kindergartens, institutions of adult education, centers of social work, etc.) The book also include examples of good practice in the area of the project that can be used in education / training the of the staff careers of pre- 4 preschool age children to improve their skills and determine them to acquire a quality training. To realize it, all partners in the project participated and all of them presented innovative materials used during pilot training courses developed within locally level, but also during training activities at European level; also, the good practices that exist in their countries in the area covered by the project.


As result of a fruitful European collaboration, the „Book of emotions“ is available here to the interested public as open educational resource:


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