BOOST Second Project Meeting
Poznan (PO), 06-08 May 2019
Day 2, 7 May, was completely devoted to WP2 and the preliminary design of the BOOST approach, highlighting the importance of developing an approach which can be easily adapted to the different needs of children (belonging to different age groups, for example) and school settings in the three countries. Through interactive sessions, the consortium held a lively discussion together with the advisory board members: Mimi Tatlow-Golden, Nils Lundin, Miriam Weijers, Lluís Lalucat, Johannes Theiner. Several ideas were put forward to answer a crucial question: how to ensure that the BOOST approach can be implemented and replicated across Europe? The discussion unfold around a possible service delivery model, and major design-related issues, presented by SINTEF and was concluded by the Poznan University of Physical Education (PL) presentation on the possible pedagogical and theoretical frame of reference of the BOOST approach, with clear references to the work of humanist psychologists such as Carl Rogers, Rollo May and Otto Rank among the others.
On 8 May, the consortium partners met the members of the Advisory Board to focus on possible facilitators and obstacles to local and regional future uptake (WP8) and the way forward in order to involve as many stakeholders as possible and ensure the uptake of the approach locally, regionally and nationally across Europe (Work Package 8). To this extent, a wrap-up of the Communication and Dissemination activities (Work Package 7) was presented by EUREGHA as a tool to clearly advocate for youth mental health in Europe.
The meeting concluded with a close next appointment: Brussels 27th of September. An event to discuss the preliminary results of the BOOST project with key stakeholders of the health and education sector and EU institutions will be held. So, stay tuned and join the BOOST team in Brussels to discover more about our project and share your inputs with us!
Video updates from the Poznan Consortium meeting
You may find below interviews to the leaders of the Work-packages on their progress as in May 2019.