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Newsletter 12/21 H2020 No 871018

Another year full of exciting work and collaboration in the CO:RE project is coming to an end, and we have something to celebrate: We’ve launched the CO:RE Knowledge Base! 

Despite this being a soft launch and a beta version of our knowledge base, we couldn’t possibly be more excited! More than 100 colleagues from over 30 countries were involved in the development of the platform, evaluated studies and publications on children's and young people's online experiences and fed them into our evidence base. Beyond that, the knowledge base offers toolkits for theories, methods and ethical issues in research with children and more content and features will follow in the coming months. A very special thanks goes to our colleagues at TAKEPART Media + Science for the excellent technical implementation of our ideas (and their patience).  

Please take a look and share your feedback with us. After all, we want this platform to be as valuable as possible to you!


📰 Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research | Special issue published!

Our colleagues Veronika Kalmus (CO:RE Key topics at University of Tartu) and Brian O’Neill (CO:RE Policy at Technological University Dublin) worked as guest editors on the recently published special issue “Through mature and yet fresh eyes: Researching emerging issues in the field of children and media” of Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research. The issue takes stock of the current key and emerging topics, challenges, blind spots and methodological advancements in children and media research. In doing so, it looks back on over a decade of research carried out in an ever-changing media environment, and working with children and young people, whose engagement and interaction with the internet constantly evolves too. Overall, the special issue calls for a radically child-centred perspective and urges to involve children and young people as active partners in research practice jointly deliberating methodological, ethical and policy-related issues. 


🥇 CO:RE Compass for Research Ethics awarded by Council of Europe for promoting academic integrity!

On Tuesday, 07 December, our colleagues at University of Oslo, Elisabeth Staksrud and Niamh Ní Bhroin, were awarded the certificate of commendation by the Council of Europe Best Practice Programme in promoting academic integrity. Congratulations!!


💭 New CO:RE Theories blog: “Online opportunities for children: decoding benefits and constraints”

Our colleagues Sonia Livingstone and Mariya Stoilova (CO:RE Theories at LSE) authored a blog post exploring theories and concepts underpinning the diverse benefits and inequalities digital technologies can have in learning, participation, creativity and identity. Read it here!


ℹ️ CO:RE Consultation series with educational stakeholders: Infographics on lessons learned now available

Verònica Donoso and Sophie Smitt (CO:RE Education at European Schoolnet), together with their team, created and published shareable and synoptic infographics on the key lessons learned from their consultations with teachers, students and policymakers. Take a look and share with your colleagues!


💭 New CO:RE Key Topics blog: “How the digital divide hinders children’s right to education: Online learning in Brazil”

Our latest guest-authored blog post, written by André Cardozo Sarli (University of Geneva) and Elora Fernandes (Rio de Janeiro State University), discusses how the digital divide in Brazil affects children’s and young people’s access to education. Read it here!

The blog series on key topics is coordinated by Veronika Kalmus (CO:RE at University of Tartu). Previous posts of this series discussed teaching digital literacies (through an “analogue” board game), young news consumers’ ‘coronablocking’, the future of education in a (post)pandemic world, and children’s digital playgrounds, TikTok and influencers.


💭 New CO:RE Theories blog: “How to understand and develop theory?”

In her latest blog post, Mariya Stoilova (CO:RE Theories at LSE) discusses the importance of theory and how to learn to develop theory in one’s own research practice, linking to the newly launched CO:RE Theory Toolkit that offers a variety of resources, helpful materials and advice for working with theory in the research on and with children and media. Read it here!

Stay healthy and stay tuned.

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his project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 EU. – The mechanisms to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth DT-TRANSFORMATIONS-07-2019 – The impact of technological transformations on children and youth under the Grant Agreement ID 871018. The contents of this newsletter reflect only the authors’ view and the Commission of the European Union is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.