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Assessing and Enhancing Emotional Competence for Well-Being in the Young: A principled, evidence-based, mobile-health approach to prevent mental disorders and promote mental well-being


Maria Voß, Barbara Cludius, Thomas Ehring



University of Exeter, UK
Universiteit Gent, Belgium
audEERING, Germany
Universidad Jaume I Castellon,Valencia, Spain
Institute of Communication & Computer Systems, Athens, Greece
Monsenso, Copenhagen, Denmark
University of Oxford, UK
Brno University of Technology, Prague, Chzech Republic
Fraunhofer, Munich, Germany
Université de Genève, Switzerland
Københavns Universitet, Denmark
Deutsches Jugendinstitut, Munich, Germany

Third-party funding

European Commission - Horizon 2020


The ECoWeB project aims to develop, evaluate, and disseminate a comprehensive mobile web-based application (app) to ubiquitously assess deficits in three major components of Emotional Competence (EC; production, regulation, and knowledge) following the theoretical model of the Emotional Competence Process (Scherer et al., 2007). In addition, a personalized intervention to augment pertinent Emotional Competences in adolescents and young adults will be developed in order to efficiently increase resilience toward adversity and promote mental well-being.
The program will be tested in two trials (a primary prevention trial; a well-being promotion trial) stratified within a large longitudinal cohort with participants from across Europe, against a usual practice control and a non-personalized digital intervention based on well-established socio-emotional and cognitive-behavioural intervention principles. The project team involves 13 institutions including two small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across eight European nations (UK, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Greece, Czech Republic, Denmark, Switzerland) permitting access to a diversity of young Europeans.