The interdisciplinary research team will adopt a variety of methodologies that support the main goal of generating comparable data at the regional level, while simultaneously gathering comparable national data on different risk factors that can be used for developing evidence-based child and youth protection policies. Agreed upon methods include meta-analysis and meta-synthesis of available data, quantitative prevalence studies (e.g., national surveys of various forms of violence against children and youth), institutional ethnographies of organizations that work with children and youth, qualitative methods like interviewing, peer interviews, participatory methods (characterized by young people as expert creators of knowledge), and policy analysis. The research project will be divided into five themes.

Policies and Social Safety

Institutional Practices

Immigration Dynamics

Use of Social Media and ICT

Violence against Children and Youth

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