The project

Background and description

The Delyramus project is the result of two years of work promoted by the Ramón Rey Ardid Foundation in collaboration with the School of Violeros of Zaragoza. Both entities found synergies to design joint actions around the ancient music and the traditions of the violeros that arose in the heart of the city of Zaragoza in the 14th century but that soon spread to the rest of Spain and Europe. In these two years, both entities have worked on the dissemination of ancient music through the recovery of heritage and traditional techniques of violeros, with the active participation of people with disabilities associated with a mental deseases.

The result of these actions was the design and construction of a new musical instrument called Ratatranta, whose objective is that it can be used by any person and it makes possible to feel the music through different senses and that integrates a set of subsequent actions in which the instrument it comes alive and becomes the axis of a series of participatory activities and sensory workshops run by the participants themselves.

This experience has had a great impact on both national and international media.

During this period, other European entities willing to work for the same objectives joined together: ADM Estrela de Guarda (Portugal), which brings its experience in innovative actions for the social integration of people with disabilities; the Association Centro Storico de Napoles (Italy) that offers its experience in the dynamization of cultural activities in community spaces and the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid that collaborates as an entity of higher education, to give the project a scientific and methodological approach.

The project will be promoted and coordinated from Saragossa (Spain), as it is hometown of violeros (luthiers) and some instrumental typologies belonging to the European heritage that are extinct and seek to recover.



Delyramus et Laboramus is the new European Erasmus + project that Rey Ardid Foundation will coordinate for the next two years, the consortium continue the work from previous collaboration in a project co-financed by the Creative Europe Program (Delyramus 2018-2020). It reinforces its objectives, updated by the results obtained and the accumulated experience, increasing its impact and taking another step to ensure the sustainability of the project. Based on the experience and objectives of the previous project:

  • To recover and promote a heritage originating in southern Europe but with influence on the rest of Europe and the world.
  • Design of new forms of audience development through the involvement of groups at risk of exclusion in normalized cultural activities and spaces, favoring their social and cultural inclusion.
  • To improve the employability of people with disabilities in the culture sector.
  • Sensitization of public entities about the need to create permanent spaces that facilitate access to culture for all (with and without disabilities).

We will also take advantage of the experience of another previous project, coordinated by FRRA with another consortium (Artbilities 2016-2018) in which we developed innovative products in terms of non-formal learning methodologies to achieve the social inclusion of young people with disabilities through art.

Thus, we take advantage of all our experience to adapt it to the field of Adult Education in this new project.


The general objective of the project is the inclusion of adults with and without disabilities through art and creative expression. The project seeks to work across stigma, isolation, social exclusion and the difficulty of access to the cultural and artistic world through empowerment, training, and the creation of participatory spaces.

  • It will develop innovative practices in the field of adult training, the objectives of which are:
  • Development of new training programs, as well as learning materials and tools.
  • Development of methodologies and pedagogical approaches to learning and teaching for adult students.
  • Development of new forms of learning and teaching for adults, especially a strategic use of open and flexible learning and virtual mobility and resources open educational.
  • Development of tools and methods for professionalization and professional development of teachers and adult education staff.
  • Development of strategic cooperation between adult learning providers, on the one hand, and local or regional authorities, on the other hand.
  • Development of the practical application and testing of methods of valorization of the knowledge and skills acquired through formal and non-formal learning.
  • Development of training courses to improve the availability and quality of European training courses available to teachers, principals and others staff members of adult education centers.

Other objectives are:

  • To create a more modern, dynamic, committed and professional environment within each social organization, ready to integrate good practices and new methods and open to synergies with organizations active in different fields (such as the artistic sector).
  • To generate a greater capacity to work at the EU level, learning better management skills and internationalization strategies and reinforced cooperation with partners from other countries, in the field of training and education for adults.


During the project period, which is two years (March 2021-February 2023), the following activities will be carried out:

  1. Definition of the pedagogical framework.
  2. Development of a training module with Design Thinking methodology for the elaboration of strings of ancient music instruments with lamb guts. Didactic Sheet. Didactic guide.
  3. Development of a training module for the construction of ancient music instruments and the interpretation of organological sources. Didactic Sheet. Didactic guide.
  4. Development of a training module on traditional, contemporary and performance music. Didactic Sheet. Final-Performance Video.
  5. Evaluation and validation of the quality of the project activities and preparation and validation of the training program.
  6. Dissemination of the project through 3 events in Portugal, Italy and Spain (exhibitions, concerts, seminars on adult education).
  7. Unification of the different digital platforms created in the previous projects in a single web page.