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Dear reader, welcome to Health Points First newsletter.


Is it possible to create a game-based learning strategy that supports health education among disadvantaged young adults?


Health Points - A game-based approach for Health Promotion project has started to promote an educational approach based on gaming and provide innovative access to information on health prevention and education for disadvantaged young adults.


HEALTH POINTS is a 24 months project (Erasmus+, KA2 Strategic Partnerships for adults) co-funded by the European Commission.


The project aims to develop an attractive interactive game-based learning strategy and accompanying resources to support tutors, trainers and educators working with disadvantaged young adults, in order to increase their capacity, competency and the resources available to them to promote health literacy, healthier lifestyles and wider well-being.


To meet these challenges and promote wider social inclusion, Health Points has been formed as a strategic partnership to develop innovation in health literacy in adult education by developing, testing and/or implementing innovative practices, creating new curricula, courses and accompanying learning experiences




To develop

an educational game-based approach


To provide

an attractive access to information on health prevention and education for young disadvantaged adults


To foster

key competences, such as ICT skills, reading and writing, social and civic competences


To equip

trainers, educators with an innovative tool to promote awareness on health related topics, materials and tools for tutors and trainers that support disadvantaged young adults

Two consortium meetings have been organized
since the beginning of the project


On 30th and 31st January 2018, the first meeting of Health Points - A game-based approach for Health Promotion took place in London (United Kingdom).


During the meeting, partners analysed the aims of the project and the goals related to the promotion of an educational approach based on gaming and provide innovative access to information on health prevention and education for disadvantaged young adults.


The second meeting of the Health Points project took place in Aarhus (Denmark), from 14 to 15 June 2018.


During the meeting in Aarhus the preliminary results of the research were presented in order to support the methodology and the practical creation of the learning game of the Health Points project. In this regard, the various online tools that can support the creation of a game on health prevention have been carefully studied by the consortium.

The “Methodological Concept”


During these months, the partnership has worked intensively in the creation of a catalogue of concrete training modules characterized by concise, concrete and behaviour oriented learning objectives, based on the contents from the Health Box project, a project related to the integration of health issues to adult education. During the Health Box project, a strategy has been designed to help socio-economically disadvantaged adults and those with a migration background to acquire a healthier lifestyle and thus prevent illness.

The Methodological Concept is therefore based on a description of the organisational structure of the Health Points programme including a description of possible settings for the implementation (duration, contents, group size requirements).

The document is characterized by a series of guidelines of the integration of the online activities-based on health promotion within the training scenarios as well as a detailed description of the game-based learning approach that will be committed to positive and inspiring examination of health issues.

Next step!

From Monday 21st until Wednesday 23rd January 2019 training event in Vienna


This event is aimed at the primary target group of tutors, trainers, teachers and educators from each one of the partner organisations that provide provision for young unemployed and disadvantaged adults, and for whom there is presently little or not contemporary, imaginative and game-based learning provision in their current offers.




Rinova Limited / United Kingdom


Rinova is an innovative, employee-owned independent social enterprise specialising in the following areas:


  • Employment;
  • Skills and Learning;
  • Arts and Culture;
  • Social Action and Enterprise.


Rinova supports its clients and partners through a range of services, which operate on a stand-alone or integrated basis, including:


  • Funding development;
  • Partnership management;
  • Learning Design;
  • Capacity Building and Training;
  • Promotion, dissemination and quality assurance;
  • Research and evaluation.


Rinova’s team consists of more than 20 staff and associates with unrivalled experience in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of learning and skills-based social, cultural and economic development programmes.


CESIE/ Italy


CESIE is a non-governmental organisation, established in 2001, inspired by the work and theories of the Italian sociologist Danilo Dolci (1924-1997). CESIE contributes to the active participation of people, civil societies and institutions through the implementation of projects on various thematic areas, towards the promotion of growth and development, always valuing diversity in the respect of ethics and human development.


The organisation is dedicated to the promotion of research and development so as to increase and improve future-oriented innovation processes in educational, social, economic and cultural spheres.


BUPNET / Germany


BUPNET GmbH, founded in 1985, is an adult education provider based in Göttingen, Germany. Its mission is the promotion of innovation in education and training.

BUPNET works both in the vocational training and in the (informal) adult learning sector and is an expert organisation especially at the interface between both educational fields covered by the Erasmus+ Programme and former Lifelong Learning Programme.


BUPNET is one of the founding organisations of REVEAL the Research and Evaluation Group for Validation, Evidencing and Assessing of Informal and Non-formal Learning that developed the unique approach LEVEL5 to validate informal learning.


die Berater / Austria


“die Berater” Unternehmensberatungs GmbH focuses on adult education vocational training and human resources development. Founded in 1998 by Martin Röhsner, die Berater now employs about 350 people in over 30 locations throughout Austria.


Its services are aimed at private individuals, national and international companies and organisations in all sectors and of any size, as well as the public sector, including the Austrian Employment Service (AMS). die Berater are plan, organise and run staff development and education programmes for around 20,000 participants each year. die Berater main aims are to motivate and qualify people to make full use of their potentials in the economy, at the labour market and in their personal lives.

die Berater’s main fields of activities are:


  • Adult education and vocational training;
  • Coaching and counselling;
  • New media;
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR);
  • Bridges to Europe: EU projects and EU project consultancy.


Contents and methodologies of die Berater training offers include e-learning and are tailor-made according to the needs of die Berater’s customers.


SOSU Ostjylland / Denmark


Sosu Ostjylland is the second largest social and health care college in Denmark. It provides different educational programmes – as well as supplementary training of educated staff members – for social and health care institutions for elderly and disabled people and for hospitals and psychiatry. It also educates staff for childcare institutions.


The college has more than 25 years of experience in training and further education of care staff and since 2007, validation of prior learning has been a part of its activities. It offers special educational introductory programmes for immigrants and refugees.


MMC Management Center / Cyprus


MMC Management Center was founded in 2002. Its main focus is training, personal development, consulting and event organization.

MMC consists of three departments:


  1. Training and Development Department organises in-company and public learning solutions for personnel, middle level management, executives and disadvantaged groups. MMC aims to provide quality learning solutions that will enable our customers to reach business excellence.
  2. Event Management Department organises conferences, exhibitions, business games, public lectures, lifestyle events and other events. Major events include the Annual Conference for Personal Assistants and Executive Secretaries, the annual sales conference and the Manager’s Toolbox.
  3. European Projects Department designs and implements European Projects that evolve around Quality in VET, Adult Learning, VET, Employability and Personal Development.

Rogers Foundation / Hungary


Based on Carl R. Rogers’ thoughts, the Rogers Foundation believes that a person can understand and fulfil him or herself through living, personal experiences and in ‘accepting’ relationships. The Rogers Foundation’s mission is to promote ‘accepting relationships’ to people, and to have people understand and become conscious about its importance. Also the Rogers Foundation would like to understand and prevent all barriers against building up these relationships. For this purpose the Rogers Foundation organise and run educational, experiential activities, as well as organise researches, projects and services.


As a permanent educational institution the Rogers Foundation still maintains the successor of the Rogers Secondary School, the Rogers Academy, where young people looking for an alternative for traditional education can find their place. In the last ten years, the Rogers Foundation have implemented more than 50 educational projects in different areas but with common approach: drama pedagogy, arts therapy, free play, game-based learning, emotional intelligence, systems thinking, leisure time pedagogy, talent development, e-learning, sustainability education, human rights and equal opportunities, person-centred organisational development.


The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.



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