Part 3
Projects & Landmarks
Social & Cultural Innovation / Project


Growing Up In Digital Europe: EuroCohort

The Growing Up In Digital Europe: EuroCohort (GUIDE) will be Europe’s first comparative birth cohort survey, a Research Infrastructure that will be an important source of high quality longitudinal statistical evidence to support the development of social policies which will enhance the well-being of children, young people and their families across Europe. GUIDE/ EuroCohort will be an accelerated cohort survey including a sample of new born infants as well as a sample of school age children to be surveyed using a common questionnaire and data collection methodology at regular intervals until the age of 24 years. The data will be used by a broad community of researchers and will generate cross-culturally comparative results of potential great value to child and youth initiatives and policies.

The feasibility study to scope the development of a European wide longitudinal survey with a focus on child well-being was undertaken by the MYWeB project in 2014. MYWeB was followed by the European Cohort Development Project: ECDP which developed the business case and research design for GUIDE/EuroCohort. In ECDP the project partners developed the governance structure for GUIDE/EuroCohort and initiated the consortium which involves international networking with key stakeholders in each partner country to identify funding sources necessary for the Implementation Phase. ECDP has also developed the plan for the scientific parts of the Preparation Phase which involves piloting research instruments and developing an IT infrastructure to house data and facilitate user access and exploitation.

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