Die Offene Tür (D.O.T)

Type: Contract Project

Duration: from 2018 Jan 01 to 2022 Jun 30

Financed by: Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft

Prime Contractor: Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (Company) -Austria

Project Web Site: http://dot.lbg.ac.at/

D.O.T. is a four-year research program about strengthening connections between young people. We need good connections with our peers to stay healthy and happy. These links can be lost at times of change, such as the transition from primary to secondary school, especially when young people face challenges elsewhere. In D.O.T. we’re seeking to understand what affects social connectedness, and how best to help at-risk young people get the support they need from their peers. Working with young people - and everyone who supports them – we will develop a unique new online platform that will help young people develop the skills they need to navigate their social environments, supported by an in-school programme around social well-being. Online, individualized learning will be provided through a suite of digital experiences – innovative games and interactive media – enriched by real-time interaction with other young people in similar situations.


  • Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität für Gesundheitswissenschaften (Other) -Austria
  • Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (Company) -Austria
  • Università di Milano (University) - Milano, Italy
  • University of Birmingham (University) -UK

Principal Investigators