Training Weeks

Each partner organisation prepared and hosted a training week for other partners. The activities during the training week consisted of special lectures, practical workshops on suitable art and craft techniques, and visits to elderly care settings. Through observations, visits and practical participatory activities, it was possible to get an understanding of the practices that each partner were using and developing in their countries. The reflection sessions that were arranged during each training week made it possible to comment and share views and best practices, and to develop them together.

The participants of the training weeks were arts and crafts professionals and students who conducted the craft workshops in their respective countries, as well as educators and project management staff. The participants from all the partner countries worked collaboratively in the reflection sessions to create the Handmade Wellbeing Handbook for working creatively with older people.