Adventure Therapy Europe

Welcome to our site!

Launched after our very first GATE in Valencia 2017 this will be the platform for all European Adventure Therapists.

Please have a look around and we invite you to keep in touch.

Benvenuto in Italia!

The 2nd Gathering for Adventure Therapy in Europe will be in Italy in 2019

We have already started planning and look forward to welcoming you at GATE 2019!

More information will be posted here and in the newsletter so please subscribe and stay in touch.

The first GATE was held in February 2017

From the 1st until the 4th of February 2017, the partnership project organized the first GATE (Gathering for Adventure Therapy in Europe) in Valencia, Spain. The aim of this first event was to gather all AT practitioners and people who are interested in Adventure Therapy, not only from the 8 partnership countries, but to include more countries and practitioners.

With over 130 participants from more than 20 countries this first edition of the Gathering was a big success. Participants shared their knowledge and experiences through more than 20 workshops, the different European networks built bridges towards each other and we all spent some time dreaming about the future of AT in Europe. Keynote speakers Martin Ringer, Luk Peeters and Anat Raphael talked about the main theme of the GATE: ‘Back to the Roots’.

Overall, there was a great atmosphere and community feel to it all. Volunteers from Asociación Experientia did an outstanding job before, during and after and the GATE had everything we as a partnership hoped for: a lot of passion, motivated people, interesting content, a sense of belonging, some nice dance moves and a lot of energy and inspiration!

It really felt like the beginning of a bigger adventure together: the start of a European AT network and community…

We are already looking forward to the next GATE in May 2019 in Hungary. How about you?!

Erasmus+ Partnership – Reaching Further

Welcome!

We are a network of European trainers, educators, youth workers and therapists that are working together in a Strategic Partnership – Erasmus+ to create a common understanding of Adventure Therapy (AT) in Europe. Our first opportunity to connect will be in February of 2017 when this partnership will host the first Gathering, please click above, learn more and come and join us in Valencia.

This page is one of our resources to create a platform where all EU practitioners can share, exchange, explore and spread out the methodology of AT in Europe. In the future we hope it can be a place for sharing knowledge, experiences and resources as well as a gate to connect practitioners in Europe.

The development of this page is an ongoing process during the ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnership “Reaching Further”.

If you have any information you would like to add, please let us know and write an email to: info@adventuretherapy.eu

Reaching Further

Reaching further  was the name given to the application written to create the first European partnership regarding adventure therapy. The purpose of the partnership is to explore the healing effects of adventure education and experiential learning.

Mission and Goals

The purpose of the Partnership is to share knowledge, create common language and explore Adventure Therapy.

Organizations

Eight countries participated at the beginning and each one was represented by one organization

Representatives

Each organization sends two representatives to each meeting and the action groups all have individuals format least three countries. At every meeting there are also additional people from the hosting country for logistical reasons.

Associates

There would have been no meetings if not for the marvelous efforts of the associates. There needed to be food and lodging and paper and pens and pickups at the airport and train station and all the things that have to be in order to have a good meeting. These are the amazing people anyone would be lucky to know and work with.

Timeline

Reaching Further worked according to a timeline set forth at the beginning of the partnership.

1st GATE

Valencia 1 – 4 February 2017

22

Countries

140

Participants

23

Experiential AT Workshops