New research project at our department


The project "Youth Skills" (Co-PI: Hajo Boomgaarden) will be financed by the Horizon 2020 Program for Research and Innovation.

In January 2020, the new international and interdisciplinary H2020 RIA project called "Youth Skills" (ySkills) will be launched. "ySkills" examines risks and opportunities related to children's and adolescents' ICT uses and their digital skills to understand how to purposefully use ICTs towards greater cognitive, physical, psychological and social wellbeing. The duration of the action will be 48 months, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Leen D'Haenens (KU Leuven), and involving 15 academic partner institutions.

Our department will be represented by Hajo Boomgaarden and Hyunjin Song, who lead the central methods-focussed work package on "Explanatory and Foresight Modelling", applying advanced and innovative modelling strategies to ySkills data and simulation studies.

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