Colors of feelings and needs

Erasmus+ strategic partnership project



About the project

  • How do you recognize and express your feelings?

  • Can you name them?

  • Do you understand how your feelings are connected to your needs?

Check the results of our project!

    The aim of the project

    The aim of “The colours of feelings and needs” is to support people in acquiring and developing the ability to identify, express, interpret and reflect upon their own feelings and needs.

    We equip practitioners such as educators, trainers and youth workers with an innovative tool in the form of illustrated cards of feelings and needs

    By offering the set of cards which consists of 5 different painting styles we offer the tool which may reach a much wider public, each painting style is a different language of communication.

    Everyone can find their own card.


    The first part of the project – research  consisted of collecting visual expressions of feelings coming from different cultural backgrounds and minority groups of young people. We have analysed literature, social media and made workshops. 

    Based on the research outcomes 5 different artists with different art styles created a set of 160 illustrations representing 40 feelings in 4 different painting styles. And 96 illustrations of needs in digital design. 

    Cards were tested during several workshops in Poland and Germany.  

    The project is co-financed by Erasmus+ Programme and hosted by ARTE EGO Foundation in Poland and GrenzKultur/Cabuwazi  in Germany. Empathic Way Europe (Magdalena Malinowska) was one of the initiators of the project and took active part in it.

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    Colors of feelings and needs project

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