During Work4Psy project 3 years duration, 6 transnational partners meetings are planned and, when project results will be implemented, they will be shared in National Dissemination Seminars (Multiplier Events) in each partner country which worked on the content – Germany, Greece, Poland and Italy.
KICK-OFF MEETING: Athens (Greece), November 18-19th, 2019
The focus of the first international meeting was on objectives, plans of the Work4Psy project. All intellectual outputs and their deadlines were presented and discussed. An introduction to Erasmus+ and to the financial administration of the project was given. The timeline for the project outcomes was adapted and shared with partners.
2nd Meeting: Mannheim (Germany), Online-Meeting, March 30th-31st, 2020
The second transnational meeting ought to take place in Palermo, Italy, in March 2020. Due to the Corona Pandemic the HdBA, Germany, organized an online meeting on March 30 and March 31, 2020. The partner organisations from Lithuania, Poland, Italy, Greece and Germany discussed their results of the literature research and the national reports (objective 1). They also fixed the upcoming tasks as the structure of the common toolkit, the organisation of the focus groups in each countries (objective 2) and several informations needed to be placed on their open learning platform (objective 4).
3rd International Meeting, Online, Friday 30th October 2020
Due to the ongoing pandemic the meeting was, again, held online.
PEPSAEE’s Nikos Drosos summarised the conclusions of the literature review (intellectual output IO 1) with its implications for the toolkit (intellectual output IO 2) and presented a model for career counselling for young people with mental health conditions. The model received positive feedback in the light of received literature, professional experience and ongoing empirical research. The time lag between occurrence of a mental health condition (often leading to dropping out from educational systems) and referral to career-oriented counselling was identified as a central problem.
The ongoing process of finalising and reviewing of units for the toolkit was reflected and fine-tuned. Units will be continuously readjusted, if necessary, in light of results of ongoing research.
Partners discussed progress regarding empirical research. Preparations for focus groups are well under way and teams are dealing with the challenges of the pandemic. All focus groups and other qualitative research activities will now be conducted online. Methodological issues arising were discussed and solved.
A timeline for the questionnaires to be used in assessing needs in the four target groups was agreed upon. This assessment will feed into the design of the curriculum (intellectual output IO 3).
5th International Meeting, Online, September 27th-28th, 2021
The meeting was organized online, due to constantly changing travel restrictions.
Partners discussed the progress of the intellectual outputs: IO2 – ECCpsy-KIT toolkit is ready for the translation of selected parts. German team presented the quantitative results of Educational Needs Mapping survey. Respondents (MH NEET’s and their informal carers) responses highlighted the need for peer learning and information/support in personal dialogue.
Partners presented their progress in designing their respective units of the curriculum and exchanged documents. Emphasis was put on how the necessity of tailoring the individual units to the learning needs of the target groups. In order to integrate different perspectives, partners met in break-out groups to deliver input for supporting the further development of the curriculum. Also partners discussed the nature of further materials to be included in the media centre, advantages and disadvantages of various solutions for the open learning platform.