THE PROJECT

The project Happy Habits (HaHa) focuses on improving the emotional and psychological well-being of individuals and groups, especially those affected from the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and/or other traumatic events. HaHa’s main aim is to raise awareness on the importance of taking care of one’s mental health, provide opportunities, and support individuals on how to heal, amplify well-being, and fortify their psychological resilience.

Co-funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus Plus program, the project has been running since January 2022 with the participation of five organizations from five different countries: Elan Interculturel (France), Associacio La Xixa Teatre (Spain), Inova Aspire B.V. (Netherlands), CESIE (Italy), and the Institute of Development CY (Cyprus).

To achieve the aforementioned objectives the HaHa’s Consortium will deploy a collection of tools and techniques including humor, positive psychology, laughter, pleasure, and leisure time to help individuals cultivate gratitude, be able to cope when challenging situations arise whilst also increasing effectiveness in their professional and personal life.

THE RESULTS

 

HaHa Qualitative Research:

Each partner conducted qualitative research including interviews, surveys, focus groups and desk research focusing on the impact of the Covid-19 situation.

HaHa Method Activity Book:

A collection of activities and practical applications that will promote well-being and “happy moments” for individuals or to be utilized in group settings. The activities will be tested during pilot training in each of the partner countries.

HaHa Happy Compass and Interactive Notebook:

A “metacognition” tool, it will contain the experiences and feedback from those who will apply the HaHa activities. Their responses and reflections will help the Happy Habits Team to better adjust and design the contents.

HaHa Self Learning Platform:

A simple, user-friendly, and free e-learning space open to the general public. This portal could be also utilized as a Self-Learning platform and an open educational resource for anyone who wants to find material and guidance on how to practice and cultivate well-being.

THE PROJECT TEAM

Elan interculturel

Paris, France

Élan Interculturel is a non-profit organization based in France which, since its creation in 2008 on the initiative of five immigrant women specialised in psychology, encourages interpersonal exchanges and intercultural dialogue to facilitate communication between people. Through non-formal education, artistic mediation and popular education, Elan seeks to make diversity a wealth and not a threat, participating in the development of a more inclusive society.

 

La XIXA

Barcelone, Spain

La Xixa is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 that aims to research, develop and multiply educational and theatrical tools as a means for social transformation. They believe that education at all ages is the key for social change towards a world with equal opportunities. They facilitate the creation of empowering spaces through participatory methodologies, process-oriented psychology and Theatre of the Oppressed to generate processes of individual and collective transformation in contexts of social vulnerability.

Inova Aspire B.V.

Gelderland, Netherlands

Inova Aspire aims to empower organisations and individuals to develop both personally and professionally in the field of well-being, employment and entrepreneurship. Inova Aspire offers coaching services to help individuals going through periods of change in their personal or professional lives.

 

NEOPHYTOS CH CHARALAMBOUS

(INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT LTD) NICOSIA, Cyprus

The IoD is an organization established in 2003 with a vision is to contribute to the improvement of the society’s quality of life through the continuous development of the individual, the family, and the human resources of organizations. The Institute promotes resilience, mindfulness, mental health, and a positive outlook to life, the boost of creative skills,increasing performance, and experience of happiness.

CESIE

Sicilia, Italy

CESIE is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation based in Palermo (Italy) and established in 2001. CESIE is committed to promote the cultural, social, educational and economic development at local, national, European and international levels. CESIE contributes to growth and development through the active participation of people, civil society and institutions, always valuing diversity.