Duration: 24 months (September 2022 – September 2024)
COncrete PEer to peer solutions and support among youth for mentally coping with the anxiety and stress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic
The overall objective of COPE is to address the negative effects of the war in Ukraine and the COVID-19 crisis on youth’s mental health by strengthening key protective factors via digitized peer support through art. The focus is on disadvantaged youth at risk, young people mostly in a transition situation: fleeing from conflict-affected territories, dropping out from school, leaving work, affected by poverty and unemployment, or with disabilities.
The COPE Project addresses the need for new data, approaches, and educational opportunities to improve young people’s health and well-being and resources for coping with war and pandemic, while highlighting the need for enhancing the capacity and digital readiness of youth workers, along with the creation of new skills’ recognition pathways for improved employment and mobility opportunities via a digitalized arts-based peer support approach.