The youth play an important role in our society in which people with special needs are some of the most vulnerable. Each community takes measures to support people with special needs. In the core of these efforts are different types of therapies. For various conditions equine-assisted therapy has proven to bring a lot of improvements. This kind of therapy has very positive effects on the youngest. On the other hand, its format allows for young people and young professionals to take part in it and make their own impact for the community. To provide more practical information on the matter a group of organizations– Paint and Quarter Horse Foundation Bulgaria, Association For You, Quality Education for Sustainable Social Transformation, and Creativi108, all interested in the topic created the project Youth in Equine-Assisted Therapy and the YEAT Guidelines.
Within the project we organized two in-person partnership meetings in France and Belgium. We also gathered participants from Bulgaria, France, and Belgium to work together on the YEAT Guidelines and experience equine-assisted therapy within a Learning Exchange Event. After collecting all the data during the project and conducting research in Italy, Belgium, and Bulgaria together with our partners we created the YEAT Guidelines.
This week our organization will be glad to host the last YEAT project meeting in Bulgaria. Representatives of our partners will be coming to Sofia to review and evaluate the work on the project and the project result - the YEAT Guidelines.
More about the project and the YEAT Guidelines you can find here.
Official number of the project: 2021-1-BG01-KA220-YOU-000029078 'This project is funded with the support of the European Commission. This publication reflects only the personal views of its author and the Commission cannot be held responsible for the use of the information contained therein.'