Our second consortium meeting took place on the 6th and 7th of February. Our Italian partners, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) hosted the meeting that took place in the beautiful city of Trento. Irantzu Izco-Basurko, project manager from Kronikgune, set the meeting and gave participants a good review of the first year of the project.

Dr. Nicoletta Zanetti, from the Department of Instruction and Culture (PAT, Trento), addressed the meeting. In her speech, she expressed the interest of the Autonomous Province of Trento in playing the part of a third party – observer in UPRIGHT and supporting such an innovative project in the region. In particular, UPRIGHT offers a unique opportunity of meeting the need for resilience training in the local school communities, by also experimenting its validity in partnership with other 4 European regions over the next 3 years.

The meeting’s agenda focused on work packages 4, 5 and 6. Silvia Gabrielli and her team from FBK moderated the part on pilot site implementation and follow up (WP4). Carlota Las Hayas, from Kronikgune, presented the work on evaluation and pilot outcome assessment (WP5). The Icelandic team from The Directorate of Health presented tasks and the work ahead related to dissemination, outreach and policy recommendations (WP6). The contribution of the Danish, Polish, Icelandic and Norwegian partners was essential on identifying areas of improvement and the strategies possibly needed to improve procedures in the 2nd wave phase of the project.

Consortium meetings are organised twice a year and bring together representatives from all UPRIGHT partners. Monitoring progress, planning of forthcoming period and synchronising work with the consortium are among things on the agenda. Our next consortium meeting will take place in Trondheim, Norway in June 2019.