ICEP Europe is involved in a number of high profile projects with both national and international partners.
The goal of the SUCCESS Project is to create a training package for post-primary Guidance Counsellors that will help support students who are leaving school to enter employment. The training will be a blend of both employability skills and skills from positive psychology to enhance well-being, resilience, and optimism, giving each student practical and supportive strategies as they take their first steps towards employment.
Justice Programme – SAFER Project: Aug 2017 – Present
The objectives of the SAFER Project are to tackle gender-based violence (GBV) against children by encouraging reporting, raising awareness, and building resilience and personal strengths in children. A training programme will be developed for schools which will enable teachers to educate children about GBV, challenge existing gender stereotypes, and ultimately reduce GBV.
ICEP Europe are part of the GoGreenEx Interdisciplinary team. GoGreenEx is an acronym for Going Outdoors: Gathering Research Evidence on Environment and Exercise, which is an interdisciplinary initiative to study the effects of being active in both green and blue natural spaces. This research is funded by the Irish Research Council New Foundations Scheme.
The HOPEs Project aims to apply the methods and techniques of Positive Psychology (PP) and Character Education (CE) in school settings. This will be achieved by developing an innovative educational package, and training teachers in the principles of Positive Psychology and Character Education in countries across Europe.