GUIDE launch

The EuroCohort: Growing Up in Digital Europe launch event took place on Friday 29th November 2019 and was held at Thon Hotel EU, Brussels.

The case was made for the new Growing Up in Digital Europe Survey as developed by The European Cohort Development Project (ECDP) and showed how insights from Growing Up in Digital  Europe will support better policy-making and impact on the lives of children and young people. Highlights included:

  • Keynotes from Dominic Richardson  - Chief, Social Policy and Economic Analysis UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti and Jana Hainsworth  - Secretary General Eurochild
  • A session on future policy trends on children and young people’s wellbeing
  • A Q&A with key members of the Growing Up in Europe team

Throughout the session we heard from young people on what wellbeing in Europe means to them.

This conference brought together key stakeholders, national, European and international level policy-makers, funding bodies and academics.


Registration started at 8:30 with a prompt start at 9.00 and the conference closed by 13:00 followed by an informal networking lunch.

Friday 29th November 2019

08:30 -   09:00     Registration / Coffee

09:00 -  09:20      Welcome / Introduction / (Video animation)

 09:20 -  9.45       Key speaker: Dominic Richardson (Chief, Social Policy and Economic Analysis UNICEF)

                            'Why we need EuroCohort'

09:45 – 10.10      Key speaker: Jana Hainsworth (Secretary General Eurochild)

                            'Making the case for more and better public investment in children in Europe'

10:10 -  10:15      First Young People Video

10:15 – 10:45      Foresight 

10:45 – 11.15       Coffee Break

11.15 – 11.20       Second Young People Video

11:20 – 11:55      Survey Content

11.55 – 12.00       Third young people video

12:00 – 12:30      Question Time (Panel)

12:30 – 12:45      Dominik Sobczak (ESFRI Executive Secretary, European Commission)

12:45 – 13:00      Next Steps

13:00 – 14:00      Networking Lunch


Read news item about the launch event here