Mars - Music and Resilience Support

MARS Music And Resilience Support was a EU co-funded project coordinated by the International Music Council (France). The MARS partnership comprises leading international organizations involved in the promotion and development of music education and health resources for the protection of the under-privileged and for the promotion of equality and inclusion.

MARS offered a high level, specialized and certified training in psycho-social music intervention within under-resourced, deprived and marginalised communities, targeting primarily populations of refugees and asylum seekers, which are on a dramatic increase both within Europe and worldwide. The blended course that is the main result of the project equips community musicians, music therapists and other health and education workers with the knowledge, skills and competences to work in problematic multicultural contexts, between hosting and hosted communities, in order to plan and carry out well-matched interventions for the protection of children, adolescents and adults.

The training is based on an online course, a residential seminar, training experience in selected contexts, regular tutoring and supervision for a total time of more than 350 hours. The course is taught in English. EU valid certifications will be awarded to participants.

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