Related Projects

As part of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, DIGYMATEX, as well as other related projects has received funding to develop tools to assist in understanding the impact of the digital revolution on children. Here are some fellow projects:


Digitisation is changing society. Information and communication technologies (ICT) strongly impact children’s and adolescents’ wellbeing. In order to benefit from these, new skill sets are required. Youth Skills (acronym: ySKILLS) aims to enhance and maximise long-term positive impact of the digital environment.

The EU-funded ySKILLS project will conduct academic longitudinal research in six European countries on risks and opportunities from the  ICT uses for children and adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17.

The goal is to understand which skills they must obtain to knowingly and critically use ICT for their well-being, education, social life and how they can build resistance against negative impacts. 

Start date: 1 January, 2020 | End date: 31 December, 2023

The DigiGen project 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.

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

Start date: 1 December, 2019 | End date: 30 November, 2022

Going online is a daily habit for children. The internet is an important part of life, assisting with school projects and providing entertainment but it also comes with numerous risks. To ensure children’s wellbeing, health and safety, researchers are looking into the positive and negative impacts of new technologies on young users.

The EU-funded CO:RE (Children Online: Research and Evidence) project will develop an innovative, dynamic European platform. It will provide a wide range of data from all possible fields connected to the influence of the technological transformations on children and how it affects their attitudes, problems or activities. The contextualisation of this knowledge with empirical evidence will enable identification of existing gaps and formulation of guidelines for decision makers in Europe.

Start date: 1 January, 2020 | End date: 31 December, 2022