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Conference: Children and Youth on the Net. European Youth Experts and Digital Media

Dates: 26-28 April 2017

Venue: Luxembourg

Eligible are 100 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries, Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 26th February 2017

Children and adolescents are surrounded by digital media, which have become highly interconnected. However, being immersed in the media like “fish in water” with access to online content almost anytime and anywhere poses challenges not only for kids.


Rather, maximizing the positive experiences of digital media use while limiting its risks and potential harm is a challenge that caregivers, stakeholders, service providers, media companies as well as ers have to face together.

This conference brings together international experts who share the same goal—to monitor and understand the use of online media of the younger generations, to foster digital media education and to protect children and youths at cross-country levels.

To this end, participants will bring their expertise from the fields of academia, education, non-governmental associations, media companies, and politics. In three keynote speeches,

World Café workshops and subsequent plenary sessions, participants will:

– exchange recent research findings, discuss research challenges and explore possible future cooperations in the field of data collection and analysis;
– experience hands-on workshops on media education and on online awareness raising for children and youths;
– identify current as well as future cross-sectorial projects.

Participants will learn about country-specific approaches and EU wide funding opportunities. Ultimately, the communicative and creative atmosphere of the conference will provide a unique opportunity for participants from various fields of action to expand their knowledge on the complex topic of children and youth online, foster new contacts and strengthen existing networks.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or the SALTO Eastern Europe Caucasus RC involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA or your SALTO EECA RC (eeca@salto-youth.net) to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Note for NAs: This activitity is financed with TCA 2017




Service National de la Jeunesse – National Agency


University of Luxembourg – Institute for Health and Behaviour – NGO

Phone: +352

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme Youth on the Net.pdf

Contact for questions:


E-Mail: jeff.faltz@snj.lu

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.