In order to maximise the impact of the Multiplier Event, QUEST chose to hold the YEAT multiplier event within a yearly training organised by NGO “Les Rennes de la Vie” in La Hulpe, near Brussels, Belgium.

The crowd consisted of around 45 external participants who are all professionals in different fields such as Physiotherapy, Social workers, Youth organisations, Hospital personnel, Retirement home staff, who have all expressed interest, or are already involving EAT in their practices, or combining it for their beneficiaries.

The object of this yearly training is to familiarise them with the EAT practices, giving them first hand experience with the therapy horses, and giving them technical information about the benefits of it.

Rennes de la Vie had already contributed to the YEAT project during the data collection phase, and also provided us 2 or the 3 participants for the LEA exchange in Bulgaria.

For all these reasons, our intentions aligned and we decided to collaborate for the Multiplier Event. QUEST and Rennes de la Vie saw the huge benefit of spreading awareness about the YEAT project to their collaborators.

QUEST structured the event as follows:

The guidelines were shown on the video projector and the participants were taken through the page of contents to show them the 3 big parts.

Reception and feedback from the participants of the Multiplier Event:

Many participants expressed enthusiasm and gratitude about finally being able to have a tool in order to capacitate their patients, clients, colleagues, family members and friends about how to navigate the landscape of EAT. Some were expressing this from the viewpoint of receiving therapy, but quite a few were approaching this from the viewpoint of helping colleagues, friends or family members in different fields including youth workers, about how to navigate the different possibilities and avenues of working in the field of EAT.

This abundant feedback received during exchanges during the document signing phase was evidence of how the project result is indeed really filling an existent need felt by all those involved in one or another way in EAT.

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