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Assessing and Enhancing Emotional Competence for Well-Being (ECoWeB) in the Young: A principled, evidence-based, mobile-health approach to prevent mental disorders and promote mental well-being

Objective

Although there are effective mental well-being promotion and mental disorder prevention interventions for young people, there is a need for more robust evidence on resilience factors, for more effective interventions, and for approaches that can be scalable and accessible at a population level. To tackle these challenges and move beyond the state-of-the-art, ECoWeB uniquely integrates three multidisciplinary approaches:
(a) For the first time to our knowledge, we will systematically use an established theoretical model of normal emotional functioning (Emotional Competence Process) to guide the identification and targeting of mechanisms robustly implicated in well-being and psychopathology in young people;
(b) A personalized medicine approach: systematic assessment of personal Emotional Competence (EC) profiles is used to select targeted interventions to promote well-being:
(c) Mobile application delivery to target scalability, accessibility and acceptability in young people.
Our aim is to improve mental health promotion by developing, evaluating, and disseminating a comprehensive mobile app to assess deficits in three major components of EC (production, regulation, knowledge) and to selectively augment pertinent EC abilities in adolescents and young adults. It is hypothesized that the targeted interventions, based on state-of-the-art assessment, will efficiently increase resilience toward adversity, promote mental well-being, and act as primary prevention for mental disorders. The EC intervention will be tested in cohort multiple randomized trials with young people from many European countries against a usual care control and an established, non-personalized socio-emotional learning digital intervention. Building directly from a fundamental understanding of emotion in combination with a personalized approach and leading edge digital technology is a novel and innovative approach, with potential to deliver a breakthrough in effective prevention of mental disorder.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2017-Two-Stage-RTD
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
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The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
United Kingdom
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 031 661,25

Participants (12)

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 168 375
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 561 681,25
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AUDEERING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 221 437,50
Address
Landsberger Strasse 46 D
82205 Gilching
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 307 312,50
Address
Avenida Vicent Sos Baynat S/n
12006 Castellon De La Plana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 125 650
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
MONSENSO A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 264 050
Address
Ny Carlsberg Vej 80
1799 Copenhagen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 227 431,25
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 15 000
Address
Antoninska 548/1
601 90 Brno Stred
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 15 000
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 15 000
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 15 000
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHES JUGENDINSTITUT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 32 381,25
Address
Nockherstrasse 2
81541 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations