CHANSE Call Partner Search Tool

This is a match-making section for CHANSE Transformations: Social and cultural dynamics in the digital age.

General Information

  • Type: Partner looking for project
  • Organisation: KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • Country: Belgium (BE)

Research area

  • Call topics:
    • Digitalisation and Social Transformation
  • Keywords:

    children\'s perspectives; participatory research; intragenerational communication; social relations

  • Brief description of your expertise / expertise you are looking for:

    The Centre of Expertise in Pedagogical support at the KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Belgium, Antwerp is seeking a consortium for the CHANSE call. The Centre of Expertise in Pedagogical Support conducts practice-oriented research for and with professionals working with children under 12 years of age. Following competences are relevant to the call: - Extensive experience with practice-oriented research for stakeholders in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care, After School Care and Leisure Time facilities. - Strong network in local organisations working with a diverse public of children (schools, childcare, leisure time and cultural activities, reception centers) and willing to participate in pilots and action research. - Extensive experience in mixed -methods research, including participative research with children, action research, evaluation research, research by design, as well as narratological analysis. - Extensive experience in coaching methods for professionals working with young children, including coaching on the floor coaching of low-skilled professionals. - Experience in developing hands-on tools, such as a practical guide on how to introduce Education for Sustainability in Early Childhood Centres, and the INDYGAME, a playful method to discuss intercultural awareness.-Experience with creating digital learning platforms. The centre is involved in several EU projects: -Two social innovation projects in the Interreg 2seas Programme: PACE (Providing Access to Childcare and Employment) and VRAC (It takes a Village to Raise A Child)-One Erasmus + (Value+ project on the principle of Educare).-The centre is also member of a COST action on parental participation and co-presiding the national preparatory committee of OMEP.

  • Brief description of your project / the project you would like to join:

    Our Center is particularly interested in participating in projects in which the perception and experience of children is part of the research. What effects do digitalisation have on the time that children spend with their parents, on their relationship with their grandparents? What impact does digitalisation have on intra-generational communication? What effects do digitalisation have on exclusion mechanisms and social inequality and how do children experience this? We are also very interested in projects that investigate the influence of digitalisation on the relationships with family and the home country in refugee families and how children experience these (digital) relationships. We find a historical perspective in the project an added value.

Contact details

Leen Dom

  • Organisation: KdG University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • Position: Senior Researcher
  • E-mail:
  • Phone: 0032 (0)3 631 15 50
  • Web:

Submitted on 2021-02-05 14:47:01

« Return to the partner search tool