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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC1-2017-Two-Stage-RTD

Coordinator

SINTEF AS
Net EU contribution
€ 1 585 047,00
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50

Participants (6)

AKADEMIA WYCHOWANIA FIZYCZNEGO IM EUGENIUSZA PIASECKIEGO
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 529 100,00
Address
Ul. Krolowej Jadwigi 27-39
61-871 Poznan

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Region
Makroregion północno-zachodni Wielkopolskie Miasto Poznań
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 324 342,00
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba

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Region
Andalucía Córdoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
MODUM KOMMUNE
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 435 587,00
Address
Radhusveien 1
3370 Vikersund

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
VIKEN FYLKESKOMMUNE
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 330 175,00
Address
Schweigaards Gate 4
0185 Oslo

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN REGIONAL AND LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES ASBL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 257 656,00
Address
Rond Point Schuman 11
1040 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00