Wishing you a creative and peaceful 2021 with new social artistic projects to be realized and stay happy and healthy….. for all

The EU Erasmus + Project „Art Therapy – a path of sozial inclusion“, was successfully  concluded in 2020. The publications of our results can be found on the EU platform

and you can also contact us @ ueberbruecken@posteo.de

Actuality EU Erasmus + in adult education – KA1- Art Thinking and KA2 bike-stop 2020/21 are in a state of Over-Bridging do to the Corona Crisis.


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C3 Erasmus+ Art Therapy 2019 https://youtu.be/k2sKbaF8SG0 via @YouTube


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Fundación Escuela de Solidaridad

Sierra Elvira, Atarfe (Granada – ES)

MAY 16-31, 2019



In the course of European history, from the Greeks to the Romans over the Middle Ages up to the modern age, there is a clear relationship between „art“ and its influence on the physical and mental well-being as well as its detectable advantages for the prevention of diseases.

For this reason, we have designed a transnational and inter-professional project on the domain of Art Therapy.

The aim of the project is to exchange good practices, establish strategic partnerships and develop innovative and effective methods for professionals in the pedagogical, therapeutic and artistic field to provoke positive change for vulnerable groups.

In line with the European strategy for 2020, we aspire to significantly improve the field of adult education in terms of quality and quantity. Our holistic approach enables professionals to continue their education and to apply innovative practices that aid individual as well as social transformation. At the same time, it offers an opportunity for art therapy in our society to provide more visibility and recognition.

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Seminar Program


Participating Partner Organizations



FUNDACION ESCUELA DE SOLIDARIDAD, SPAIN  –  www.escuelasolidaridad.com

Ignacio Pereda: Rights and Community Social WorkIvan

Ballesteros Barnie: Coaching and Artistic Approaches
Dora Fanelli – Community Development and Festival CreArte

Mareike Kuehnel: Project Mgmt and Integration Advisor


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NGO Über-Brücken/over -bridges e.V., GERMANY  –  https://ueberbruecken.wordpress.com

Frank Händeler: Body Awareness
Matthias Ulfeng: Artist Practices with Adults
Valentina Sauerbrey: Artistic practices with adults


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ARTEMIDE, ITALY  –  https://artemide.social

Silvia Paradiso: Social Service, Pedagogy, Bioenergetics

Pietro Diafria: Community Pedagogy/ Pet Therapy
Gabriele Cagnazzo: Artistic Practices with Adults
Maria Marullo: Community PedagogyKatia Maltese: Community Design
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Social artistic festival CreArte – Granada Spain 


Art represents an infinite space of expression, relationship, and growth, capable of breaking barriers and giving voice to unfair situations.
For this reason, we want the art and social world to have a platform for dialogue and experimentation that will grow and consolidate innovative and effective methodologies for social inclusion.

From May 17th to 19th 2019, the Second Edition of the #CreArTe #Social #Art #Festival will take place in Granada. It is a festival that aims to give visibility to different artistic practices as a tool for social inclusion.

The guests will give workshop throughout the weekend in which they will show us consolidated projects on how Art can serve the social sector.

These workshops, which will take place at the Fundación Escuela de Solidaridad are dedicated to students, artists, ONG associations, foundations, social workers and any interested person.

This year all the participants in the Festival will have the opportunity to participate in a great Street Parade that will bring together all the results of the workshops on Sunday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m. in Granada.


Watch the Video about the Street Parade in Granada!!!



  3. EU Erasmus + 
           Art & therapy – a performatives seminar
representing art in the dialogue with therapeutic concepts, „a way of social Inclusion/admission “
 Erasmus + project, the strategic partnership in the adult – education 2019

will take place in Fundacion  Escuela de Solidaridad Sierra Elvira in Granada Spain.

Information to the seminar:


PROGRAM final 1. May Seminar Art-Therapie Mai 2019 final (1)

The aim of this project is to develop, exchange and communicate with the organizations concerned, from Italy, Spain and Germany, innovative and effective competences for specialists in the pedagogic Programm C4-2cal, therapeutic and artistic fields.
The methods used are intended to provide the opportunity for professionals to continue their education and to use innovative practices that aim at a healing effect and at the same time offer an opportunity for the art therapy in our society to provide more visibility and recognition.

🤝 The Partners involved are:

✔️ Fundacion Escuela Solidaridad from Spain
✔️ Artemide from Italy
✔️ Espacio Interno/Innerer Raum from the University of Granada in Spain
✔️ ÜberBrücken Kollektiv/ cross over collective from Germany




 Successfully completed project:

“Let’s Folk!”
22- 29 April 2019
Granada and Malaga, Spain

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Project Information

The Youth Exchange“ Let’s FOLK!“ will take place in the city of Granada (Spain) for 8 days in 22-29 April 2019, with the participation of 36 young people coming from Italy, Germany, Greece, Romania, and Turkey.

Frank Händeler under +49-17811020 or write to fhandeler@gmail.com AND CHECK @


Interest in movement is already enough for this project, you do not have to be a professional! Travel, accommodation, and meals are covered by EU funds. We look forward to your applications



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Seminar results from art & therapy 2018 Frankfurt am Main Germany:

Street Walk – Title: The transcultural body – Performative Happening – Art Therapy Seminar – Erasmus+ Projekt – A Path of Social Inclusion – ÜberBrücken/over- bridges- – a Strategic partnership in adult education – A path of social inclusion –
15. Sep 2018 Frankfurt am Main Germany
choreography Vito Alfarano, Jolanta Rekawek , Frank Händeler – performers: Jolanta Rekawek, Vito Alfarano, Maria Munoz-Grandes, Marius Miron, Dora Fanelli, Simone Wedel, Silvia Paradiso, Ursula Dietz, Felix, Michelle Gerhardt, Araceli Guiote,Tim, Becky, Mujtaba, Elena Elena Arnal Ferrandiz, Simon, Ivan Ballesteros Barnie
sound technician: Alejandro Navas Vilar
concept: Frank Händeler artistic leader of the ÜB collective/over-bridges 2018
Photography: Marius Miron, Michelle Gerhardt, Alejandro Navas Villar and Frank Händeler
Trailer part 1
Trailer part 2

The aim of this project is to quickly develop innovative and effective skills for professionals in the arts, pedagogy and therapeutics field, together with their colleagues from partner organizations, from Italy, Spain, Polen, Brazil, and Germany, to share and share with their stakeholders realize. In line with the European strategy drafted for 2020, we want to significantly improve the opportunities for the above-mentioned female workers in terms of quality of education and training conditions in their context. By means of the acquired innovative methods, the female and female teachers will strengthen their competencies and at the same time stimulate, in adult education by means of effective methods, for socially excluded persons with the risk of marginalization.

For this reason, we have decided a project with colleagues from different European countries, on the domain of art therapy, in terms of „application“, in the artistic, therapeutic and educational field, for people from disadvantaged living conditions, some of which are at risk of social Exclusion threatens to develop. These novel methods are designed to give the professionals the opportunity to continue training and use innovative practices that seek to have a recovering effect while providing a chance for the arts and therapy in our society to gain more visibility and recognition, as it has done internationally is practiced.


Completed  EU-Erasmus + KA1 study „job shadowing“ on social-cultural projects focusing on unaccompanied minors (UMF) and young adults with educational disadvantages, realized by the ÜberBrücken Kollektiv, started on July 26, 2018. The research is conducted by Maria Munoz and Bernard Stehle on behalf of espaco interno conducted by the University of Granada.

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Professor Maria Munoz (SP) and professor Bernard Stehle (USA)

I am pleased with the diversity of participating participants, including well-known directors of socio-cultural institutions from Frankfurt, Hamburg and Berlin to young refugees who have participated in the ÜB dance theater projects for three years, including the members of our ÜB team and also a responsible person The Green Party for Social and Cultural Affairs, Integration and Education with a Focus on the Refugee Situation in Frankfurt will join the research on the situation of refugees in these times „today“.

This project is being developed through interviews and fieldwork during the realization of dance theater projects.

The following project a seminar of ART THERAPY KA2  will take place in the period from the 10. to 16. September 2018 in Frankfurt am Main. The Künstlerhaus/ arthouse Mousonturm will be our seminar hosting institution.

As we are in the organization process and looking forward to the moment the seminar will start and all the participants will share an intensive time of exchange together.

Here a quote from a dear friend and colleague of mine about preparation and research time:

For things too early           

                                                      It’s never too late……….

                                                                                                         Henri Carel van Zanten  

In the following list, I am pleased to introduce you to the participants of our upcoming  EU seminar. Our Spanish and Italian partners are already on this website. You will find a link to each person, under which you can inform yourself, which are the individual study and research fields from the listed persons:

Dora Fanelli and Ignacio Pereda Perez from the Fundacion Escuela de Solidaridad,                                                                 Santa Elvira (SP)

The School of Solidarity Foundation is a project that aims to recover the family sense of people who, due to various circumstances, have not been able or able to experience it. Be part of a universal family concept where any creed, idea, religion or conviction is accepted and fully integrated, with respect as a method of intervention and personal development.


Silvia Paradiso and Ivan Veradi ( Italy) from the social organization Artemide/Landing Latiano (I). Artemide Social Cooperative, founded in 2000, works predominantly in the field of social activity, the focus of its attention being on children, young people and the family.

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Simone Wedel (D) co-foundress of the ÜberBrücken /over-bridges collective, production manageress, video artist and sound and light technician in process.



Diane Elshout (NL) -theater scholar, choreographer-director of a community house project and longtime, very special dance/choreography partner of and with me from the Netherlands.



Ursula Dietz (D), adviser (Referentin) at the green political party for culture, education and integration in Frankfurt a.M


Carina Sperk (D)-Carina is an actress and singer and is in her study period to become a theatre therapist. In 2012 she graduated in psychology but did not devote herself only since then the exploration of the theatrical space.


Maria Munoz-Grandes (ES), M.A., M.Ed., M.Sc. Professor of Psychology and Organizational Development at IE UniversityPsychotherapist, Coach and Consultant and participant of the upcoming job shadowing EU Erasmus + KA1 project on social artistic projects in Germany with the main focus of the integration of young refugees.

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Vito Alfarano. Brindisi (Italy)- choreographer and dancer- working in the social-artistic sector also with refugees, as you can see in the recently presented choreography trailer:


Doro Weigt ( Polen, Germany) – Organization of EU financial development projects- Web pages Developer self-taught photographer – good spirit – and my neighbor.



Michelle Gerhardt (D)- student in the field of social work in culture and media at the Frankfurt University of Applied Science and trainee and budding very actively involved and co-organizing production manager of ÜberBrücken in her second production.


Biography in Development soon to be seen at the ÜberBrücken Web site.

Robert Stein- Holzheim (D)- longtime therapist for a family constellation – drummer and genius ………… like all of us, but just a very special guest   http://www.stein-holzheim.de/index.html


Jolanta Rekawek (Polen, Brazil) – Dr. Prof. at the Federal University of Feira de Santana UEFS in Brazi. Founder of the Nucleo Performativity NESP, and co-creator of the dance-theater Performance „eles nao querem nada“ together with Frank Händeler and the students.

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Last but not least, Frank Händeler MA (D, NL, Brazil): choreographer, dance theater scientist and pedagogue and artistic responsible von ÜberBrüchken7 over-bridges





Artist related best friend of the ÜB collective:


International Study Exchange in Latiano Italy within the project Art Therapy Erasmus + in adult education from 10th to 18th June 2018.


Participation of the ÜberBrücken/cross-over team at the International Study Exchange in Latiano Italy within the project Art Therapy Erasmus + in adult education from 10th to 18th June 2018.



Other participating project partners were the association Tanz der Kulturen with Stephanie Bangoura and Mohammed Silla. Foundation Escolar de Solidaridat from Spain, Espacio Interno of the University of Granada and the Cooperative Social Organization Artemide. Particularly invited lecturers were psycho-drama specialist Maria Munioz and bio-energetic lecturer Laura Luchi and others.



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Various seminars were given by therapists and artists in the context of the topic of Art Therapy for persons in marginal life situations. The parallel program was the artistic performances developed with refugee youth and dancers from Brindisi and Latiano. Choreographies by Vito Alfarano (I) and Frank Händeler (G) were part of the program.35492694_10214326674659422_902227480469831680_o.jpg


Teilnahme des ÜberBrücken Teams am Internationalen Studienaustausch in Latiano Italien im Rahmen des Projekts Kunst Therapy Erasmus + in der Erwachsenenbildung vom 10.bis 18 Juni 2018.


Weitere teilnehmende ProjektpartnerInnen waren der Verein Tanz der Kulturen mit Stephanie Bangoura und Mohammed Sylla. Fundation Escolar de Solidaridat aus Spanien, Espacio Interno der Universität Granadas und  die Cooperative Social Organisation Artemide. Besonders geladene Dozenten waren die Psycho-Drama Spezialistin Maria Munioz, ProjektmanagerInnen Dora Fanelli (FES) und  Silvia Paradiso (Artemide), Art Therapy Universitätsdozentin Araceli Guiote Gonzales und die Bioenergetik Dozentin Laura Luchi u.a..


Es wurden verschiedene Seminare von Therapeutinnen und Künstlerinnen gegeben im Rahmen des Themas Kunst Therapie für Personen in marginalen Lebenssituationen. Parallelprogramm waren die künstlerischen Darbietungen entwickelt mit geflüchteten Jugendlichen und TänzerInnen aus Brindisi und Latiano. Choreografien von Vito Alfarano (I) und Frank Händeler (G) waren Teil des Programms.

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