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.
The STAY+ Platform will be developed with the overarching objective of empowering young people to become advocates of digital vocational training; with increased awareness of a subject area, health and wellbeing, and how to maintain their own motivation, manage their time and complete tasks.

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Stay+ Platform development

The development team works on the design of the platform. The STAY+ mobile-interactive experience will allow young people to earn unique digital merchandise (badges) based on their activity and utilises live data feeds to reward them for positive behaviours and empowering them to improve their health and wellbeing and learning motivation.
Stay+ platform is being developed as a mobile web application.The particular elements of the app are discussed and tested (elements of wellbeing, types of badges, data collections, app´s adaptability etc.)


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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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RESEARCH into learner´s wellbeing

Currently, partners consortium realizes research about the impact of Covid-19 on vocational training, on young people’s wellbeing and engagement in learning. Research incorporating desk research in partner countries, questionnaires and interviews will provide best practices and analyse national approaches, opportunities and effective methods being used to support remote learning and learners´ wellbeing. The aim is to produce an online bank of resources for VET trainers and organisations. The research results will be available in March 2022.


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Kick-off meeting of STAY+ project

was held online due to Covid restrictions in September 2021. Partners introduced their organisations and presented how their work relates to the activities of the project. Aspire Igen from the UK, a project coordinator, provided a project overview. Partners shared their experience and ideas to increase the project impact on positive behaviours of young people during the pandemic and beyond. Metropolis project that served as an inspiration for the development of Stay+ has been presented (digital city map guides emphasizing the industrial heritage to young people). The tasks have been specified as well as the timetable and project stages. Next meeting is planned face-to-face in Prague in March 2022.