The motivation and the desire to create a new pedagogical approach as well as being socially active, represent what Essevesse view as fundamental goals. Thus, it is important to build networking and cooperation, exchange and apply good practices as well as knowledge among institutions, foundations, individuals, non-profit structures, artists, educators, psychologists, sociologists, etc.

Intercultural dialogue and exchange are the prerequisites for the development of the two founding pillars of the company: awareness and citizenship. We stand for diversity as it is a resource with extraordinary creative and educational potential, and we want to promote it at a local, European and international level.

Erasmus + projects allow us to make these artistic-educational connections with multiple organizations in Europe. Respect for human rights, intercultural dialogue, use of new techniques, inclusion, responsibility and empowerment of people of all ages, represent the key actions used by the company to give new opportunities to a very varied audience; from young people in disadvantaged situations to adults in full social assertion.

Les projets Erasmus+ nous permettent de réaliser ces connexions artistico-éducatives avec de nombreuses organisations en Europe. Le respect des droits de l’Homme, le dialogue interculturel, l’utilisation de nouvelles techniques, l’inclusion, l’autonomisation et la responsabilisation des gens de tout âge, sont les clefs d’actions que la compagnie emploie pour donner des nouvelles opportunités à un public très vaste, dès jeunes en situations défavorisées aux adultes en pleine affirmation sociale.

Dance Against Bullying – 2019-1-FR02-KA205-015856

Dance Against Bullying – 2019-1-FR02-KA205-015856

Acronym: DAB

Leader: Cie Essevesse (France)

Partner: Centro Internazionale per la Promozione dell’Educazione e lo Sviluppo (Italy), The Smile of the Child (Greece), Euni Partners (Bulgaria), AICSCC – Gamma Institute (Romania)

Key Action: KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Action: KA205 – Strategic partnership for youth

This project aims to tackle the phenomenon of bullying among young people using tools created on the research of body expression and contemporary dance. Therefore, they want to develop new techniques enriched by each partner’s experience, knowledge and wish to work towards a better society.


– Kick- Off- Meeting -in Palermo

November 12th-13th 2019, Cie Essevesse participated in the first transnational meeting of DAB – DANCE AGAINST BULLYING, held by CEIPES in Palermo, Italy.

  • Research on bullying in school (prevention, solutions, types of bullying, general situation) in each partner’s country. 
  • Next step will be a transnational meeting online, due to COVID-19, to talk about the tasks that can be done during the lockdown, to further the activities of the project.
  • May 21st 2020, transnational telematic meeting with all the partners to further the project and the tasks, discussing the place for the TC, the deadlines for the administrative documents and the first intermediate report.
  • June 11th 2020, transnational telematic meeting with all the partners to define the new tasks of the project and start the IO.2: creation of the workshops for youth workers and young people.

  • October 14th, 2020, transnational telematic meeting with all partners to discuss the evolution of the project and the adaptations due to COVID-19.
  • December 1st 2020, agreement from the Erasmus+ National Youth and Sport Agency for the postponement of the project end date to 12/31/2021 due to the difficulties imposed by the pandemic
  • December 23th 2020, transnational telematic meeting with all partners to finalize the IO1 and the IO2.
  • January 20th 2021, the company lead an online workshop to implement the dissemination of the project (additional activity due to the pandemic).
  • January 26th 2021, transnational telematic meeting with all the partners to discuss the rest of the project and the tasks to be accomplished: Translations, online workshop, training with partners, white paper, etc.
  • February 8th 2021, the company leads the second online workshop in order to continue the dissemination of the project despite the consequences due to the pandemic.
  • April 6th 2021, transnational meeting to establish training dates for partners and set up the next tasks to be accomplished.