COVID-19: COVID-19 and reconciliation of working and family life

May 2020 (12 months)

This research project aims to record the strategies that individuals have used to cope with the state of emergency we experienced during the pandemic. The research is coordinated by the Family Studies and Research University Center of the University of Milan.

The partners are Universities and Institutions from 8 different countries.

1. European Institute for Gender Equality (Lithuania)

2. Department of Sociology, Universitat Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)

3. Department of Sociology, University of Barcelona (Spain)

4. Mediterrane an Institute of Gender Studies [MIGS] (Cyprus)

5. Universidad de la República (Uruguay)

6. Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg (Russia)

7. Research Associate, Public Policy Institute, University of Auckland (New Zealand)

8. University of Canterbury (New Zealand)

JOBIN: Investigating patterns of early job insecurity and youth unemployment in Greece

February 2020 (15 months)

This research proposal investigates patterns of early job insecurity in Greece, with academic advisor Assoc. Prof. M. Symeonaki and researchers. D. Parsanoglou  and PhD student G. Stamatopoulou is funded under the Act: Support for researchers with emphasis on young researchers - circle B.

Budget: 41500.

DigiGen: ΗΟRΙΖΟΝ2020 - The impact of technological transformations on the digital generation

December 2019 (36 months)

DigiGen aims to develop significant knowledge about how children and young people use and are affected by technological transformations in their everyday lives. The project is organised into eight distinct work packages. It will make use of participatory methodologies that moves the focus from “research on” children and young people to a focus of “research with” children and young people as co-researchers, co-creators and co-designers. The goal of DigiGen is to understand why and how some children and young people benefit from ICT use while others seem to be impacted negatively. It takes as its focus children and young people (from 0-18 years of age), a group growing up today that is described as the digital generation (DigiGen). Through sustained engagement with the digital generation, the project will include the use of innovative quantitative and qualitative methods and in-depth case studies. The cross-disciplinary team of researchers will enhance cooperation between home, schools and the wider community to ensure safe and productive ways of using ICTs. In understanding the impact of technological transformations as they affect the digital generation, we identify a set of systems that are important in young people’s lives. These systems include a focus on family (the home), leisure, education and the wider community (civic participation). The outcome of the project will contribute to the development of explanatory models that will inform relevant stakeholders and practitioners on the long-term effects of ICT on child development and on practices that maximise risks, minimise risks and maximise benefits.

Budget: 257783 €


April 2019 (24 months)

The project is funded by the National Research Center of Poland in order to create an international book on the transition of young people from education to the labor market. It involves scientists from different countries (Poland, Germany, Norway, Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece, Spain and Bulgaria) with the aim of producing a comparative study of the phenomenon.

Coordinator: Poznan University of Economics


January 2018 (24 months)

The EUROGRADUATE pilot survey will be the first study that allows for comparing working and living circumstances of higher education graduates in a large number of European countries. 

With EUROGRADUATE, it is aimed at helping policy makers to monitor labour market integration, skill development, as well as trends of social inequality across European societies by providing research-based evidence on higher education graduates.

Results will be publicly available at https://www.eurograduate.eu/results.

EUROGRADUATE is co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union. The study is carried out by a consortium of six European research institutes with substantial expertise in policy analysis and surveys. Data collection is carried out by DESAN, an independent research company located in Amsterdam.


  1. German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), Hanover – Germany
  2. Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna – Austria
  3. DESAN Research Solutions, Amsterdam – the Netherlands
  4. cApStAn linguistic quality control, Brussels/ Philadelphia – Belgium
  5. GESIS Leibnitz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Cologne – Germany

Budget: 44355 €