FSD participates in facilitating international research on child and youth wellbeing

A new project promoting European birth cohort panel survey research started in the beginning of April.

The project entitled COhort cOmmunity Research and Development Infrastructure Network for Access Throughout Europe (COORDINATE) will initiate a community of researchers and organisations that will drive forwards the coordinated development of comparative birth cohort research in Europe. The aim is to facilitate access to international longitudinal data on child and youth wellbeing. The project promotes the UN Sustainable Development Goals' and the EU's aspirations to secure the wellbeing of children and young people.

COORDINATE brings together 19 partners from 14 European countries. FSD participates in the project as a linked third party of CESSDA and contributes to a work package that enhances the findability of research data. The WP develops an open virtual access platform that will gather harmonised metadata of wellbeing data.

COORDINATE will continue the research initiated in Measuring Youth Well Being (MyWEB) and the European Cohort Development Project (ECDP) and is the next phase of the Growing Up In Digital Europe (GUIDE) (Opens in a new tab) project, Europe's first comparative birth cohort survey.

The COORDINATE project is funded by Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation and the funding period lasts until the end of March 2025. The project is coordinated by Manchester Metropolitan University.