SMILE, originally „Supporting Mental Health in Young People: Integrated Methodology for cLinical dEcisions and evidence-based interventions,“ is a project aimed at bolstering the mental health of young individuals in a rapidly changing society. It addresses challenges such as anxiety, depression, and societal stigmatization.

The initiative is creating an Open Knowledge Platform (OKP) with digital tools for children, adolescents, and young adults aged 10 and up. These tools offer a gamified environment centered on mental health, incorporating self-assessments and game scenarios. They also promote resilience, cognitive flexibility, and social competence. The platform educates parents, teachers, and professionals about mental stress in the youth and is accessible in EU countries in their respective languages. To build this, technology companies, universities, and social institutions collaborate, harnessing artificial intelligence and chatbots.

SMILE consists of 14 partners from 7 European countries (Germany, Italy, France, Slovenia, Poland, Spain, Romania), and the United Kingdom. Tasks of FTK e.V. in the project: In SMILE, FTK will ensure coordination and project management. Furthermore, the FTK team is responsible for the Authorization Infrastructure and the development of Knowledge Management-Ecosystem Portal (KM-EP).

The Project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme.

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Europäische Union
1. Mai - 31. Oktober 2026