Be Positive - A positive psychological approach to enhancing resilience and utilising strengths in European unemployed youth.
The objective of the project is to develop a new innovative method of training courses that will empower young unemployed individuals and/or NEETs. The specific aim will be achieved by using an approach that is based upon previous work on stress, coping and resilience in health and occupational psychology. Partners from the UK, Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Spain and Sweden are developing this approach that will empower young unemployed individuals and/or NEETs. Furthermore, it will focus on the potential stressors likely to be encountered by unemployed younger adults seeking employment or entrepreneurial opportunity. This will prepare participants to not only adapt to potentially stressful events and successfully assimilate these, but also to use these potential stressors as opportunities for positive growth based on identification and utilisation of key Positive Psychology constructs and processes. This will be accomplished by the development of a training curriculum “Be Positive”. The end result is that organisations will have a resource that will address the psychological issues that are relevant to this group in a positive way.
Agreement Number 2014-1-SE01-KA202-000988.
- Coordinator - Folkuniversitetet Kursverksamheten vid Lunds Universitetet, Sweden
- Centre for Appearance Rese- arch University West of England, England
- Institute of Entrepreneurship Development, Greece
- Business Foundation for Education, Bulgaria
- BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH, Austria
- Inveslan, Spain
1 Sept 2014 – 31 Aug 2016