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SPOTLIGHTERS Erasmus + (2018–2021) project aims to inform educators and students of the
potential long-terms effects of stress and provides them with the competences to reduce these
potential complications from arising.

Students experience stress but most are not taught how to manage their stress effectively and their
poor self-regulatory behaviours persist into adulthood affecting quality of life and contributions to

Excessive stress combined with poor stress management affects students and teachers at all levels
of education

Project process milestones:

Starts from 2018 and ends 2021. Classroom Lessons for students, MOOC for Students, Teaching Support Tool, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Symposium


  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, Marc Beardsley and Milica Vujovic
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, Marta Portero
    Advancis Portugal, Ana Silveira
  • University of Western Macedonia, Greece, Tharrenos Bratitsis and Michalis Ioannou
    LOOP.BZ, Mads Lynge Clauson-Kaas and Mie Guldbæk Brøns
  • University of Helsinki, Minna Huotilainen and Vilhelmiina Harju
  • Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Merja Bauters, Hannu Markkanen, Matti Peltomäki,
    Eveliina Holmgren

Metropolia works with Helsinki University in tight collaboration. The contributions include: MOOC
design and implementation, Student stress lesson design and delivery, teacher workshop design
and delivery, testing teachers’ support tool.

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