COhort cOmmunity Research and Development Infrastructure Network for Access Throughout Europe

COORDINATE

PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR

Ricardo Rodrigues

PROJECT TEAM AT THE EUROPEAN CENTRE

Cassandra Simmons

EXTERNAL PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR

Prof. Gary Pollock, Manchester Metropolitan University (Great Britain)

Assoc. Prof. Jennifer Symonds, University College Dublin, The Geary Institute (Ireland)

BACKGROUND

COORDINATE is the next phase of the GUIDE project funded by the Horizon 2020 programme in recognition that policymakers across Europe are currently unable to draw upon consistent, comparable and high quality data on child wellbeing to inform policy.

The aspiration to secure the wellbeing of children and young people is explicit in Grand Challenges such as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The EU has similarly highlighted the importance of securing the future of children and young people. It has become accepted that inequalities must be thought of longitudinally and not regarded as static events unrelated to prior events and future likelihoods. Despite this, the availability of longitudinal data to analyse the wellbeing of children as they grow up and therefore to develop policies to improve their wellbeing is currently uneven across Europe.

AIMS

COORDINATE aims to fill the gaps in the availability of robust and suitable data for the monitoring and evaluation of child wellbeing in Europe by:

  • Facilitating improved access to existing survey data on child wellbeing
  • Extending the Growing Up in Digital Europe (GUIDE/Eurocohort) survey network
  • Initiating the GUIDE survey with a large-scale cohort pilot survey using a harmonised instrument and research design in key European countries

METHODS

  • Webinars, summer schools, and grants for trans-national visits to facilitate improved access to existing survey data
  • Network development activities
  • Large-scale cohort pilot survey in 4 countries

ACTIVITIES/MILESTONES

The European Centre’s tasks in the project will entail:

  1. Facilitating access to the Survey on Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) by hosting international researchers and providing training on data extraction, processing, analysis and data visualisation
  2. Network development  to help deepen the knowledge and capacity for the use of international birth cohort panel survey data and build the expertise and operational capacity required for implementing the GUIDE survey in Europe

OTHER INFORMATION

For more information about GUIDE, please visit here 

For an animation on the importance of a Europe wide birth cohort survey visit here

The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research supports the Sustainable Development Goals

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UN SDG Good Health and Well-Being
UN SDG Quality Education
UN SDG Reduced Inequalities