The launch of the Children’s Worlds findings of the 6 European countries (Germany, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain and the UK) participated in the second wave of data collection took place on May 13 at the The European Parliament in Brussels.
The launch was hosted by the working group on the Quality of Childhood at the European Parliament (QoC) and the Alliance for Childhood European Network Group, and attended by about 50 people.
The meeting began with an introduction to the study by Mr. Simon Sommer, head of research the Jacobs Foundation, afterwards followed by Prof. Ferran Casas who spoke about the objective and methods of the Children’s Worlds Study, then Prof. Sabine Andresen presented the findings on home, family, friends and and area and Prof. Jonathan Bradshaw introduced the findings on school, time use, overall subjective well-being and policy implications.
The presentations were followed by a discussion with the participation of the Principal investigators of the participating countries. One issue that came up is what were the implications of our findings for the child well being domain in the EU Social Investment child indicators set, an issue which will need to be addressed in the future.
This meeting will be followed by a report on the survey in the The Alliance for Childhood journal.