On January 25, 2023 WISE ANGLE developed its own multiplier event as part of the STEP_UP dissemination activities envisioned in the Erasmus+ Framework. The STEP_UP toolkit (including the online game, manual of social and policy measures, alongside the trainer manual) constitutes the main otuput of this project in the frame of easily accessible, non-formal/informal adult education.
The organisation exploited networking opportunities to get in touch with another EU-funded project (Science4Pandemics, under the EIT Health programme) also developing an online browser game on the theme of health emergency crises and pandemic management. However, their experience was rather focused at young people and the development of data collection processes for citizen science participation.
Although the two projects had different scopes (low-skilled professionals in adult education vis-à-vis young people in schools), it was an excellent opportunity to explore common gamification strategies and co-design approaches for developing new interactive tools with society aimed at increasing preparation towards future health crises.
The mutliplier was developed in the format of an Online Webinar and was attended by stakeholders coming from Southern and Eastern Europe (e.g. Portugal, Spain, Italy and Romania). The first part of the session was devoted to formal presentation of results, whilst the second part involved a practical demonstration of the STEP_UP game and a roundtable interview between the moderator (Francesco Camonita from WISE) and the two representatives for the project. These were Dr. Begonya Nafrià from the Sant Joan de Déu Research Institute and Mrs. Carina Dantas as main coordinator of the STEP_UP project. Altogether, this provided a final chance to reflect together on commonalities and differences across the two games while discussing further use of these tools beyond the project-domains.