visiting Athens in spirit – third DigiGen consortium takes place online


The DigiGen team from the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences hosted the third DigiGen consortium meeting on 5 and 6 October. The meeting had been moved from mid-November to early October, hoping that the DigiGen teams could meet in person in Greece. Unfortunately, the number of corona cases increased again across Europe and did not allow the meeting to take place in person, forcing the consortium to visit Athens merely in spirit and move the discussions online.

Over the course of two days, the different work packages presented their progress and organised workshop sessions to discuss the next steps of the research. An important aspect that was discussed throughout the different sessions was the impact of the COVID19 crisis on the way the data can be collected from children, young people, and their families. It is of utmost importance to the researchers to ensure that the field work is carried out ethically and safely.  

A follow up meeting was held on 12 November, with workshops on the work packages dealing with technological transformations and families, ICT in/and education, and ICT and transformations of leisure.

The next consortium meeting is planned to take place in Vienna in June 2020 and will include a policy forum bringing together key stakeholders discussing the directions of the project’s policy engagement.