The main aim of this project is to strengthen the daily life of people in difficult life situations and to develop a non-formal course to help these people to foster confidence in their abilities, and to promote active participation. Due to the socioeconomic crisis many European citizens have to face economic hardship and thus have to cope with unwelcome changes in their lives such as unemployment, job insecurity or the lack of sufficient wages. These problems are strongly linked to health problems, anxiety disorders and depression.

The Learning-to-be-happy project will establish a network among the main actors in the educational-learning domain involved in supporting people living in vulnerable social contexts. The consortium is composed of 17 partners across Europe which includes non-profit cultural associations, EU learning and educational providers, universities as well as municipalities. Every partner organisation will work in stakeholder setups such as social welfare services and psychologists. They will support our organisations in the collection of best practices that will lead to the development of a non-formal course.

This course will provide a number of creative and comprehensive approaches to help disadvantaged people help themselves and thus improve their daily life conditions. A tutorial section will be available where best practices will be shared. Furthermore, it will include a video biography channel where people affected personally talk about how they deal with the situation. The course and all materials will be integrated into an open source platform, free and accessible to everyone. All the partners will promote the content through different social media and word-of-mouth in order to assure a wide spread of the results outside the consortium.


The course will be "free and open source", in order to assure a wide spread of the project results to all kind of structures and organizations, such as schools, associations, municipalities, governmental institutions and EU citizens.

The “best practice course contents” will be integrated into our public website which will, in the next months, also host a video biographies’ section, where people will explain their specific methodologies or contrivance adopted to save resources.

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