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Event Policies CO:RE at TUDublin Published: 20 Oct 2021

CO:RE Policy Seminar with H2020 projects ySKILLS, DigiGen and DIGYMATEX

Save the Date: Wednesday, 27 October 2021 | 15:00–16:30 CEST | CO:RE WP8 – TU Dublin | CO:RE Policy Seminar with the H2020-funded partner projects ySKILLS, DigiGen and DIGYMATEX

A public seminar discussion on the updating of the BIK Strategy – European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children

The European Commission has announced plans to update the  European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children or ‘BIK Strategy’ which since 2012 has sought to protect and empower children online through EU funding, coordination and self-regulation.

As a suite of EU-funded projects researching the impact of technological transformations on children and youth, CO:RE, ySKILLSDigiGen and DIGYMATEX are each developing particular insights into the dynamic and changing digital environment for young people.

In this seminar, representatives from each of the projects will share their perspective on the issues addressed by the BIK Strategy and how their specific work programme may contribute insights into how policy can shape a better online environment for children

This seminar will offer an opportunity for participants to learn more about the focus of each of the projects and the emerging topics of interest regarding the updating of the BIK Strategy.

Organised by CO:RE Children Online – Research and Evidence, the seminar aims to raise awareness of the contributions to policy by research initiatives and to engage with the wider stakeholder community on enhancing participation in the policy process.

This online public seminar has taken place on 27 October 2021.

Policy seminar panelists


Verónica Donoso

European Schoolnet – KU Leuven, ySKILLS


Arnd Florack

Univesity of Vienna, DIGYMATEX


Pablo Gracia

Trinity College Dublin, DIGYMATEX


Halla B. Holmarsdottìr

Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), DigiGen


Claudia Lampert

Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI), CO:RE


Brian O’Neill


TU Dublin, CO:RE

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Team leader, CO:RE at TUDublin

Brian O'Neill

Brian O'Neill, PhD is emeritus Professor at Technological University Dublin. His expertise is in media education and media literacy with a focus on children and youth experiences of online safety. Brian leads W8 Policy Stakeholders for CO:RE (Children Online: Research and Evidence). He also coordinates, jointly with the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans Bredow Institut (HBI), the BIK Policy Map project for the European Commission. Brian is a Deputy Chair of Ireland's National Advisory Council for Online Safety (NACOS) and previously chaired the Irish government’s task force on Internet Content Governance.

Team member, CO:RE at TUDublin

Thuy Dinh

Dr. Thuy Dinh is a Senior Research Assistant at Centre for Social and Educational Research, TU Dublin. She holds a PhD in Sociology from University of Essex, UK. She has been engaged with various research projects related to children, families and communities in Asia and Europe in last 15 years. Her research interests have focused on children, young people and their use of the Internet to ensure their on-line safety, without impeding their right to digital opportunities. She is co-author of various papers, reports and articles on children’s use of the internet, online risk and opportunities. These publications support statutory agencies in development of national policy, as well as partnership with corporate bodies on the ethical and social responsibilities to ensure online safety of children. She is a member of the policy stakeholder work package team.

Technological University Dublin
Technological University Dublin
CO:RE at TUDublin
Policy Stakeholders

The team at TU Dublin facilitates and promotes the uptake of state of the art scientific evidence by policymakers, while fostering feedback loops that allow policymakers to bring attention to under-researched, yet necessary aspects for policy making. The team hosts a series of events and fora, to give a voice to everyone concerned, from children and young people, to educators and policymakers.

Furthermore, the team publishes a series of policy briefs and reports, as well as collates all key actors in policy-making relevant to children, youth and digital media in one comprehensive European policy contact directory.

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