Funding programme: Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Action
Duration: July 2023 – June 2028
Total budget: 7,5 M€
Consortium: 22 consortium members in 14 countries
Coordinator: University of Hertfordshire
Showcase of a successful project
The Bootstrap consortium combines a wide variety of expertise: psychiatry and psychology, digital assessment and technology development, machine learning, youth engagement, health economics, and digital human rights. It combines members from 2 previously funded COST actions: one on problematic usage of the internet and one on human rights law. Together, this unique multidisciplinary consortium aims to initiate health and social policy and practice change designed to reduce problematic usage of the internet.
Bootstrap will work with youth to develop a screening and assessment platform to understand which adolescents are at risk for developing problematic usage of the internet. Using artificial intelligence, the researchers predict which individual will benefit from which type of digital self-management intervention. These preventative behavioural interventions will be tested for their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. In addition, the consortium will develop a policy toolkit in co-design with stakeholders, to promote human digital rights accountability at the local, national, and EU level.
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“I have no doubt that Fundament’s impressive skills and expertise in interpreting the scope of the Horizon Europe call, managing relevant consortium tasks and actual grant-writing contributed greatly to our success in obtaining this grant. As Coordinator, I found the Fundament team to be extremely responsive, flexible and efficient. They helped me a great deal, reliably ensuring all deadlines were achieved in good time and were invaluable in helping navigate administrative complexities including preparing the budget across a large number of diverse national centres. Moreover, they were extremely collegial and a great pleasure to work with. I would have no hesitation in recommending Fundament and would personally work again with them like a shot on any similar future project.”
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