PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
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2010-1-FR1-LEO04-14357

A European qualification framework for practice and training in animal mediated assistance and therapy

Leonardo partnerships

PARTNERS
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Belgium
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Fédération Internationale de Thérapie et de Relation d'Aide par la Médiation

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    Non-governmental organisation (NGO)

    ADDRESS

    97a, rue du château – Ernolsheim-Lès-Saverne

    CONTACT PERSON

    Marguerite Weith

    A European qualification framework for practice and training in animal mediated assistance and therapy

    WHO, WITH WHOM: The Fitram is a federation, an INGO with participative status with the Council of Europe, which gathers associations from 10 different countries that practise and teach animal mediated assistance and therapy (AMAT: ). The Fitram is a member of the EASPD (European association of service providers for persons with disabilities), an institution gathering more than 800 associations. The Fitram was set up to fend for the quality of AMAT practices and training. In the context of the project ‘partenariats’ – Leonardo Da Vinci, the Fitram has 6 european partners, which are associations representing Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, the Slovak Republic and Spain. What: final objective: A European qualification framework of good practices and training in animal mediated assistance and therapy (AMAT). The AMAT could be defined as: "an efficient additional therapy form, which affects body and soul of the clients. The analogue communication with the animals, the relationship to the animal and the working on own problems together with a value-free creature makes the difference for many clients to have a great motivation for personal changes" (IPTH, Gomolla). Mostly, it is aimed at publics of all age groups, with either a physical, psychological, mental or social disability. However, neither the methods in use nor the training of its practitioners are supervised by any official regulation (see justification). This is the reason why the above-mentioned countries of the European Union have decided to tackle this issue together and set up a European framework of good practices and training accordingly.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • France
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Brochure

    As part of the LDV - project we have developed an emotional touching brochure, which is using pictures and short texts which gives an insight into the particularities of AMAT / AAA. The brochure is intended for distribution to decision makers and professionals.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    German, English, French, Polish, Slovak

    AUDIENCE(S)

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Printed material

    AVAILABILITY

    To be ordered to doris-russig@kabelmail.de (deutsch) ; for the other languages please contact the partner of the country

    COPYRIGHT

    Yes