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COVID-19 measures. Results of a survey 

By Willeke van Staalduinen and Jonas Bernitt (AFEdemy)  The need to improve societal communication and the monitoring of measures is one of the main conclusions in the STEP_UP survey. A total of 133 people answered the questionnaire that the STEP_UP project team (WISE, ISIS, AFEdemy, SHINE and the Croatian health institute) shared among social, healthcare…Continue Reading COVID-19 measures. Results of a survey 

Facial expressions really matter

In May 2022, AFEdemy performed interviews with 2 female and 2 male policy makers from municipalities and ministries about the STEP_UP character Britta Johnson. The interviews took place online; the scenes of the game were presented to the interviewees. In general, the interviewees were very interested in the game and found the scenes very attractive….Continue Reading Facial expressions really matter

In Portugal, nurses and carers saw for the first time the results of the STEP_UP game

Following the work done over the past year, SHINE 2Europe has once again relied on the support of nurses and formal carers of older adults to see for the first time the outcome of the STEP_UP game, an educational game that promises to teach how to minimize the damage and risks of a pandemic. In…Continue Reading In Portugal, nurses and carers saw for the first time the results of the STEP_UP game

New Vigilance and Control Strategy against COVID-19 for Spain. Seeking the “fluisation” and “endemisation” of the Virus.

[This document represents a summary of the current Spanish strategy for fighting against COVID-19 (as available at the end of April 2022) produced by the Spanish researchers of the Erasmus+ STEP_UP project]  At the end of March 2022, the Spanish government finally presented and activated the new national “Strategy of Vigilance and Control against COVID-19…Continue Reading New Vigilance and Control Strategy against COVID-19 for Spain. Seeking the “fluisation” and “endemisation” of the Virus.

STEP_UP project partners in Croatia

Representatives from the partners of Step-Up consortium attended the third transnational meeting of the project, which took place on 5 and 6 April in Zagreb, Croatia. This project, whose main result will be an educational game to raise awareness of how to deal with a pandemic, aims to develop adult education tools with particular emphasis…Continue Reading STEP_UP project partners in Croatia

Long-term strategy with Corona, The Netherlands

By Willeke van Staalduinen, AFEdemy, Academy on Age-Friendly Environments in Europe B. V. (willeke@afedemy.eu). On April 1st 2022, the Dutch government released its view on the long-term strategy for COVID-19. The government considers that in March 2022, most corona rules went away and The Netherlands is open again. The government would like to keep it…Continue Reading Long-term strategy with Corona, The Netherlands

TELL US YOUR VIEWS – EVALUATION OF COVID-19 MEASURES

PLEASE SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE BY COMPLETING THIS SURVEY: https://www.surveymonkey.de/r/STEP_UP_evaluation_survey Can you share your experiences with us on working with the Coronavirus outbreak and the measures for containing it? The aim of the STEP_UP e-survey is to learn more from your experiences on working during the pandemic period and the measures that were taken or recommended…Continue Reading TELL US YOUR VIEWS – EVALUATION OF COVID-19 MEASURES

STEP_UP releases 5 thematic reports on COVID-19 measures

Potential measures to stop the spreading of the COVID-19 virus have been explored and categorized by the STEP_UP consortium. The results have been published in five partner reports: measures for early detection, prevention, healthcare and social care, and policy making. The fifth report consists of recommendations on communication. The reports are available on the STEP_UP website.   Each STEP_UP partner covered a different domain suitable…Continue Reading STEP_UP releases 5 thematic reports on COVID-19 measures

STEP_UP scenarios for politician well received by stakeholders

Almost one year ago, the STEP_UP game project started (Stop epidemic growth through learning, Erasmus+ KA2 Action, 2020-2023). Coordinator is SHINE 2Europe and as partner AFEdemy is responsible for the production of the Manual on social and policy interventions. The project team will develop an online serious game in which the learner can follow a chronological path…Continue Reading STEP_UP scenarios for politician well received by stakeholders

Croatia workshops with Public Health and epidemiologists

For the purposes of the development of the STEP_UP game and characters, CIPH is creating a character and scenes in the field of public health. The goal was to identify stakeholders within this sector and bring their expertise and real life experience together through a constructive workshop. During the workshop the character was presented along…Continue Reading Croatia workshops with Public Health and epidemiologists