The Consortium of the Erasmus+ project ALL SUSTAINABLE held its 2nd Transnational Meeting in Bologna, Italy, this past June.

Since its launch in November 2022, ALL SUSTAINABLE has made significant progress — from unveiling the project logos and establishing its website to scheduling co-design sessions. A total of 25 co-design sessions were conducted from March to April 2023 across Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Romania, involving nearly 150 participants. The participation of INESC-ID in ALL SUSTAINABLE is led by Rui Prada, Artificial Intelligence for People and Society researcher and Associate Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico. ALL SUSTAINABLE is led by CERCIOEIRAS (Cooperativa de Educação e Reabilitação de Cidadãos com Incapacidade, CRL).

During the second in-person meeting held in Bologna, the partnering organizations — Cercioeiras and INESC-ID from Portugal, Amica and Copava from Spain, and Aldo-Cet from Romania — were welcomed by the host association AIAS. Over the course of two days, they shared the outcomes of the co-design sessions and defined the framework for the development of the Digital Serious Game. The INESC-ID team, the project’s technological partner, is planning on developing an initial version for testing in October.

Digital Serious Games are interactive digital experiences designed with a specific purpose beyond entertainment, often for educational, training, or informational purposes. These games utilize game mechanics, engaging narratives, and interactive elements to create an immersive and engaging learning environment. They leverage the power of technology to provide a dynamic and interactive way of acquiring knowledge, developing skills, and promoting behavioral change. Digital Serious Games combine the elements of play and learning, offering an effective and engaging approach to deliver educational content and facilitate experiential learning.

Meanwhile, the other participating entities will focus on creating accessible training materials. These materials will be available to individuals with intellectual disabilities, their families, and professionals in the field. They will cover sustainability topics, provide training through digital serious games, and offer guidance on applying the learned concepts for an active and independent life, fostering dynamic community participation aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations.

After a comprehensive review of the completed tasks, the partners established a timeline for the upcoming months, allocated responsibilities among the various teams, and confirmed that the next transnational meeting will be held in Spain following the summer. The meeting will be organized by the AMICA association of Cantabria.

ALL SUSTAINABLE, an Erasmus+ project co-funded by the European Union, is making significant strides with the enthusiastic participation of its partners, who are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to engage with the Digital Serious Game.