Project number: 2021-2-FR02-KA220-YOU-000048187

Acronym: DASS

Coordinators: Cie Essevesse (France)

Partners: Centro Internazionale per la Promozione dell’Educazione e lo Sviluppo (Italy), Active Youth (Lithuania), Fundacja Diversity Hub (Poland), Smart Umbrella (Greece)

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

Type of Action: KA205 – Strategic Youth Partnerships

This project aims mainly to fight and prevent the phenomenon of stress, anxiety and the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic among young people aged 16 to 30 by using the tools of contemporary dance and body expression, by developing new techniques nourished by the strengths and knowledge of each partner. Among the tools developed, a mobile app will be created to deal with these issues where dance and movement will be the main medium.

Kick Off Meeting in France - Marseille

The Cie ESSEVESSE organised the first meeting of the DASS – DANCE AGAINST STRESSFUL SITUATION project, with the participation of the project partners, and the support of the CMA – mairie du 4eme-5eme, Marseille.

Period of time : 10-11.05.2022,

– Between May and September 2022, Active Youth have created a survey in order to understand how young people have experienced their time with arts, during the pandemic.

– According to the results, Cie Essevesse, with the help of CEIPES, have created 6 online modules (one to create the group and establish a safe virtual space, and 5 workshops)  in order to engage with young people thorough virtual means and arts (including dance).

Transnational Meeting in Lithuania - Vilnius

Active Youth organised the second transnational meeting in Vilnius for DASS. It was the occasion to organise the Booklet we will deliver to the educators next year.

The content will be produced according to the online experience we are having within october and december 2022, after delivering 5 online workshops in the 5 partner countries.

Period of time : 03-04.10.2022

Feedbacks from the participants

Online workshops

Fabio and Antonino delivered the 5 workshops conceived for and with virtual means. 18 participants took part in this phase of the project  in France.
A great experience that allowed us to experiment and develop the methodology and pedagogy that we will share through the Booklet, for youthworkers, and the mobile application, for young people.
Period of time : 27.09.2022 – 18.11.2022

Training in Palermo - LTTA

Fabio and Antonino led the training hosted in Palermo, Italy, by CEIPES.

The aim of this training has been to form 2 youthworkers per partner to the dance activities Cie Essevesse conceived for DASS program, and implement the activities previously tested during the online modules.

Period of time : 13-16.02.2023

Transnational Meeting in Greece - Thessaloníki

Fabio Dolce participated in the 3rd transnational meeting in Thessaloníki hosted by our partners Smart Umbrella. 

It was the occasion to discuss the development of the APP : Mind Yourself, destined to Young People.


Period of time : 29-30.03.2023

DASS Booklet

We are delighted to deliver the DASS Booklet, destined to Youth Workers.

It contains a programme that will form you in the use of dance and other art forms against stress, through online and face to face workshops.

Follow the link below in order to download it FOR FREE.

You will find it in Results – DASS Booklet – DOWNLOAD.


Available in EN (link direct), FR, LT, PL, GR, IT

Delivered the 31st of July 2023

Transnational meeting in Poland - Krakow

Fabio Dolce participated in the 4th transnational meeting in Krakow hosted by our partners Diversity Hub.

This meeting has confirmed that the DASS project represents un example of international cooperation. 

It has been the occasion to finalise the content of the APP and prepare the Multiplier Events to come in each country of the consortium by the end of the project.

Period of time :  28-29.09.2023