research into the impact of technological transformations on the Digital Generation

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about the project

DigiGen is a European research project that is developing significant knowledge about how children and young people, a group growing up today often referred to as the Digital Generation, use and are affected by the technological transformations in their everyday lives.  

The research is uncovering both harmful and beneficial effects of technology in the everyday lives of children and young people. This includes a focus on educational institutions, the home, leisure time and children and young people’s civic participation.

 DigiGen is developing effective social, educational, health and online safety policies and practices in collaboration with national and international stakeholders.

The project receives funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme and runs from December 2019 until November 2022. The work of DigiGen is conducted by a consortium consisting of nine members across nine different European countries: Norway, Greece, United Kingdom, Austria, Spain, Germany, Romania, Estonia and Belgium. 

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the research

More information on the aims and objectives of the DigiGen research project as well as the four focus areas.

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digital generation blog

The various DigiGen partners write regularly about topics ranging from family life and leisure time to educational institutions and civic participation.

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A collection of resources produced by the DigiGen team, including working papers, policy recommendations, and toolkits.

DigiGen’s consortium members

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