Growing Up In Digital Europe: Its genesis, from MyWeB to EuroCohort and GUIDE, by Aleksandra Szymczyk, (Research Associate, Manchester Metropolitan University)

The GUIDE consortium is developing the first Europe-wide longitudinal child well-being study. We have successfully submitted the proposal to join the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures 2021 roadmap, where we are hoping to join the SHARE and ESS surveys. As we await the results of the external evaluation, we would like to shed some light on the development work that has brought us...
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Announcement: GUIDE ESFRI submission

We are pleased to announce that the GUIDE project team has submitted an application to be included on the 2021 ESFRI Roadmap.  Why the ESFRI Roadmap? Across Europe there are large-scale research infrastructures (RIs) in most academic disciplines.  A small number of these are supported by the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) which springboards develop...
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"Three reasons why the European Cohort study is needed" by Gwyther Rees (University of York, Consultant at UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti)

There has been major progress in the study of children’s well-being globally. This includes insights from international comparative studies of educational achievement1, of health behaviours2, and of children’s broader experiences3. But there are still major knowledge gaps. To fill these gaps, at least three things are needed: (1) data on a broad range of aspects of child well...
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Child and youth well-being is a central part of our work!

What role does well-being play for organisations that represent the interests of young people and children and how could they benefit from longitudinal EuroCohort data? We asked these questions to Laura Gies and Ludwig Weigel from the ‘German Federal Youth Council’ as well as Birgit Beierling from the German Welfare Association ‘The PARITÄTISCHE’. “Well-being ...
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From the Thirteen National Statistical Conference “From uncertainty to informed decision making: a path forward together” by Prof. Daniela Cocchi (Statistics Department of the University of Bologna)

Synthesis of the session on “La dimensione e gli indicatori del benessere” Increasing attention, both in Europe and worldwide, is devoted towards indicators for measuring well-being “beyond GDP”: OECD, Eurostat and Istat proposed frameworks for well-being measuring by defining indicators for the chosen domains (in Italy: 130 indicators, a record within Europe). There is ...
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"ECDP and Social Science Research Infrastructure strategy" by Gary Pollock, ECDP project coordinator

The European Cohort Development Project (ECDP) is developing a new social science Research Infrastructure (RI) called EuroCohort. This will be Europe’s first comparative birth cohort survey and will be an important source of evidence in developing social policies for children, young people and families across Europe for many years to come. To do this we need to succeed on two broad fronts. F...
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"By prioritising child well-being outcomes across the life course we can improve education and learning" Dominic Richardson (UNICEF Office of Research Innocenti)

It has long been acknowledged in the research literature that well-being outcomes in one area of life are beneficial for others. Healthier children learn better, well-off children learn better, smarter children have more success in the adult labour market and so on. In recent years, comparative research on child well-being has evolved from what child well-being looks like cross-nationally, to...
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