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Building social and emotional skills to BOOST mental health resilience in children and young people in Europe

Objective

It is widely documented that social and emotional learning (SEL) programs are effective in promoting mental health and well-being in children and young people. However, a number of shortcomings of these programs have been identified, which may compromise their sustainability and long-term effect. The BOOST project will go beyond state of the art of current SEL programmes and develop an approach to integrate SEL in teachers' pedagogical skills and classroom interaction and a tool for organisational development to facilitate implementation and uptake of the approach in classrooms, schools and among school owners (the BOOST approach). The development will involve the young themselves, as well as school owners, teachers, policy makers and a multidisciplinary team of researchers from fields of education, public health, psychology and economics. This is to ensure the relevance, acceptability and organisational and political anchoring of the intervention, as well as to increase the potential for scale-up and sustainability of the intervention locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The end users of the BOOST approach are schools and teachers, but the target population are children and young people. To ensure the relevance of the BOOST approach in a wide range of European contexts, the approach will be developed, implemented and tested in three diverse European settings, Poland, Spain and Norway. The BOOST approach will be evaluated for its short-term and long-term effects on children's social and emotional well-being, as well as for its economic benefits.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching

Call for proposal

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

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

SINTEF AS
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 610 172

Participants (6)

AKADEMIA WYCHOWANIA FIZYCZNEGO IM EUGENIUSZA PIASECKIEGO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 529 100
Address
Ul. Krolowej Jadwigi 27-39
61-871 Poznan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 324 342
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MODUM KOMMUNE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 435 587
Address
Radhusveien 1
3370 Vikersund
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BUSKERUD FYLKESKOMMUNE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 330 175
Address
Hauges Gate 89
3019 Drammen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN REGIONAL AND LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 232 531
Address
Rond Point Schuman 11
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations