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Enhancing Sustainable Well-being Education in Europe and beyond



SWEPPP Well-being Curriculum, accompanied by insightful infographics, is now available for download as open-source materials via our website. Dive into a wealth of resources designed to foster sustainable well-being.


In a thrilling virtual kick-off meeting, the SWEPPP team charted the course for an exciting journey ahead! We are looking forward to learning, creating, and sharing knowledge on sustainable well-being with you!



"Sustainable Well-being - Education for Personal, Professional and Planetary Well-being" (SWEPPP) project is based on the idea that achieving sustainable well-being requires a holistic approach, aligning personal, professional, and planetary welfare. It aims to foster wellness across these three dimensions by empowering individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to enact meaningful action.

To achieve this overarching objective, the project consortium, composed of higher education institutions (HEIs) and industry leaders, will be working on three main outputs; thereby adding to the educational offerings in the field:

Sustainable Well-being Curriculum
Sustainable Well-being Courses
Sustainable Well-being for Everyone Guide



The SWEPPP Training Curriculum endeavors to establish a universally recognized and coherent framework for integrating well-being into sustainability contexts, identifying the essential dimensions to be addressed in sustainable well-being studies.

Structured in a modular format, the curriculum invites educators from HEIs and professionals from other educational settings, such as trainers and coaches, to incorporate it into the development of their educational programs, including courses, training sessions, workshops, and similar initiatives focused on sustainable well-being.

Download the Training Curriculum
Knowledge-Based Modules
Skill-Based Modules
SWEPPP Well-being Diagram

SWEPPP Courses


The project team will commence the development of the SWEPPP Courses, which will be based on the SWEPPP Curriculum, in summer 2024. Stay tuned for our engaging micro-learning units coming your way!




The SWEPPP Guide seeks to motivate individuals to enhance both their personal and workplace well-being. Grounded in the previously formulated curriculum and courses, this guide will serve as a user-friendly resource for nurturing well-being across diverse dimensions.

SWEPPP GUIDE (Coming Next)


Editorial Board

Dr. Saru Essi

Dr. Essi Saru works as a University Lecturer in management and organization in Turku School of Economics, Pori unit, University of Turku. Her interests in research have been in human resource management, organizational development and leadership and these themes have also been integrated in her teaching in bachelor and master’s levels. The most recent research interest are in sustainability and responsibility in relation to human resource management including wellbeing and common good aspects. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Business Ethics, Personnel Review, International Journal of Management Education and edited books.

Dr. Maria Järlström

Dr, Adjunct Professor Maria Järlström works as a University Lecturer and a Programme Manager in Human Resource Management at the Department of Management, University of Vaasa. She has a solid background in the field of personnel management and leadership as a teacher, researcher and trainer among students and practical professionals. Her current research interests focuses on strategic HRM, careers, and sustainable human resource management. Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and books, including Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Ethics, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, European Management Journal, Career Development International, among others.


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