Realisation: 2021–2023

STAY+ is a project to gamify positive behaviours of young people during the pandemic and beyond. It seeks to provide an innovative solution for VET professionals that have found it challenging to engage young people (aged 15-21 years old) through the transition to online/distance learning.

It specifically looks to promote positive behaviours that protect learner wellbeing and have an overall improvement on retention rates.

The project is based on the Stay mobile interactive site that has piloted a rewards scheme for young people adhering to the COVID-19 UK government guidelines to #StayAtHome, driving positive action and behaviours.

Outputs STAY+ are based on best practice, research and development and sustainability.

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15.04.2023 Final meeting of partners in Bradford

On March 28-29, 2023, the final meeting of the partners of the STAY+ project took place in Bradford, UK. The main topic was the sharing of experience from the piloting of the created mobile platform in partner countries, analyzing the feedback from teachers and secondary school students with a focus on managing the platform, graphics, content-topics of well-being, methods of obtaining digital rewards, etc.

Practical piloting revealed that the support of students" well-being is a very current topic. Particular steps to spread the STAY+ platform to the widest possible audience were discussed.

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06.11.2022 Partners meeting within the STAY+ project in Istanbul

At the beginning of October, a planned meeting of representatives of partner organizations of the STAY+ project took place in Istanbul, Turkey.

It was a combined face-to-face and online meeting. The project is now entering the next phase, a prototype of an application supporting the well-being of students will be presented soon. Furthermore, research is being carried out in all participating countries and a pilot stage of the created outputs is being prepared.

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17.03.2022 Prague hosted the project meeting in March 2022

The first personal meeting of the partners of the Stay + project took place in Prague, 15th to 16th March 2022.

The main topic was a joint discussion on the completion of the first output of the project - international research and the creation of a database of examples of good practice to enhance students´ wellbeing during distance learning. The results will be published on this site.

From now on, the partner organizations will focus on development of the content and design of a mobile application for young people, which aim is to gamify health and wellbeing improvement, increase students´ motivation and engagement.

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16.11.2021 Research among VET providers

The STAY + project is currently conducting research among vocational training providers on the topic of learners well-being.

We focus on examples of good practice, conduct interviews and provide questionnaires. The results will be published on the project platform.

More information about the STAY + project can be found in the project leaflet.