The multiplier event of the Erasmus+ project STEP_UP | Stop epidemic growth through learning reached 52 international participants, 32 Portuguese ones and 13 project team members on November 9th at the Nursing School of Coimbra, integrated in the International Conference Learning and Implementing Social Innovation.
STEP_UP has been developing a training tool based on an educational game, which aims to raise awareness of the impact of behaviours in the spread of a pandemic/emergency situation. This training material is to be used at adult education, with particular emphasis on community leaders, informal carers and volunteers, social and health sector professionals, who can learn about preventive measures and their different impacts at individual, work, family, governmental and other levels.
In the plenary session, Carina Dantas, from SHINE 2Europe, presented the project, explaining its main objectives and outcomes: the STEP_UP educational game, the Manual on Social and Political Measures and the Toolkit for professionals and training methodology.
In the afternoon, a practical session led by Francesco Camonita from the Spanish partner Wise Angle, with Carina Dantas and Miriam Cabrita from SHINE 2Europe, allowed participants to test the online game, see the approach and how the overall methodology works and access the contents first hand. With this session, it was possible to collect feedback and suggestions for improvement of the game and the educational strategies used, which will now be implemented to improve the project’s results.
The other partners will soon host their Multiplier events in Croatia, The Netherlands, Spain and Germany. Stay tuned for further updates!