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  • The Network’s mission is to promote, internationally, the inter-disciplinary study of children and young people in order to further awareness and understanding of issues that affect their well being.


The Network aims:

  • To bring together organizations which produce research on children and childhood as well  as organizations which utilize (or would like to utilize) research findings in order to benefit and improve outcomes for children and young people.
  • To foster collaboration between stakeholders in order to produce better ways to address issues affecting the well-being of children and young people
  • To encourage the production and dissemination of research and the creation of research environments that allow the voices of children and young people to be clearly heard and understood
  • To promote greater collaboration between practitioners, researchers, policy-makers and funders, and to improve linkages between practice, research and policy 
  • To support the capacity of young researchers and especially of those who come from less developed research centers or countries, to conduct, publish, and disseminate research                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


  • Joint research programs; common publications, etc. 
  • Organizing the exchange of researchers, teaching staff, students, and other resources among member organizations
  • Disseminating and sharing of information and knowledge (e.g., calls for proposals, calls for collaborations, conference announcements, research results/reports, research methodologies, good practice, etc)
  • Acting as a Virtual Resource Center by being an electronic data bank for child research projects/activities; researcher expertise; publications; country-specific data on children and families, etc
  • Operating an email discussion list
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