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Project rationale


Creative and performing arts are expanding their use in healthcare in Europe. Efficacy of these activities (like musicotherapy, pet therapy, clown therpy and so on) it is well known amoung scientific community (link alle evidenze scientifice- scientific evidence), especially in the decrese of stress for both adults and children during the healing process as well in support children to feel themselves more involved in clinical treatments. One and pheraps the most widespread and growing profile is the so called 'musictherapist' being able to combine high level music knowledge to health treatments skills.

Despite all this evidences there is no common identification of all professions related to this activities and most of them are considered at volunteer basis and suffer the lack of transational platforms where their intrests are represented.

The European dilemma is that each country has different regulations and systems concerning VET/higher education in the field of creative and performing arts professions and the legal frameworks for their legal occupation. VET models for musictherapy professions are organized and implemented in many different ways in the different European countries. Further in some countries professions are already settled in a National Qualifications Frameworks (e.g. UK) whereas in other countries the pathway is still at the beginning (e.g Italy and Turkey). For these reasons is quite different and in some others almost impossible, to compare education and training programs, certificates, levels of professions as well as job market requirements.

Solution for prevoius questions can be found with the introductions of tools suggested by EU: National/European Qualification Frameworks (NQF/EQF) as well as European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) with the aim to make national qualifications more readable and easier acrreditated across Europe, to provide trasparency, comparability, possibility of transfer and mutual recognition of professional competencies and qualifications on different levels which should lead to an increased job mobility of employees in European economic cooperation especially in training sector.

The general objective of the project is to individuate a shared competencies framework for learning outcomes and create a digital platform to support individual learning pathways of MUSA profiles involved in healthcare.

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