Arte para la Motivación (2015-2017)

Arte para la Motivación is an EU-funded Erasmus+ project, designed to develop a practical interdisciplinary methodology to tackle the growing complexity and diversity of European primary and secondary schools, by reducing dropout rates whilst boosting motivation to learn using the arts. The International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation is one of several participating entities and led by the Spanish MUS-E® partner Fundación Yehudi Menuhin España. Other participants include MUS-E®partners in Germany, Hungary and Portugal, as well as Caritas der Erzdiözese Wien (Austria) and The Jaffa Institute (Netherlands).

The objectives include:

  1. Creating a practical educational methodology based on the use of emotional intelligence and the arts as tools for enhancing motivation to learn and improving social cohesion,
  2. Building a European network with best practices in non-formal education, as well as making such practices available for training of future professionals,
  3. Promoting the entrepreneurial capacity of participating professionals as multiplier agents and disseminators of the experience,
  4. Training artists and supporting the creation of jobs for professional artists in the field of education,
  5. Disseminating the methodology and best practices to other European institutions in the educational field (at state, regional and local levels).


The project targets more than 350 professionals (teachers, school management, pedagogical coordinators, psychologists, educators, social workers, artists and public authority technicians). Each participating country organises training sessions with theoretical and practical classes and workshops, attended by professional members of its national network. The training is directed by a team of specialised trainers from both artistic and pedagogical disciplines. The final deliverables are a Europe-wide socio-educational methodological guide using the arts, a multimedia best practices guide, a WIKI space and a Mediated Learning Experience guide. The project will be concluded in mid-2017.