In January 2020 a new international and interdisciplinary project called Youth Skills (acronym: ySKILLS) will be launched. ySKILLS examines risks and opportunities related to children’s and adolescents’ ICT uses and their digital skills to understand how to purposefully use ICTs towards greater cognitive, physical, psychological and social wellbeing. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. This ambitious project will have its kick-off meeting on 16-17 January 2020 at KU Leuven, Belgium. As lead investigator of a work package, Alexander van Deursen will contribute with postdoc Ester van Laar on the development of international performance tests of digital skills and on defining policy interventions.
Friday 11 October 2019