The Horizon 2020 project "Cohort community research and development infrastructure network for access throughout Europe" (COORDINATE) aims to increase the visibility and use of data regarding the wellbeing of children and adolescents in Europe. A total of three summer schools are being conducted to promote cohort panel research in Europe by facilitating researchers' access to relevant data platforms and teaching appropriate analysis techniques.
The second COORDINATE Summer School will be held at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) in the World Heritage Town of Bamberg, Germany, from July 10-14, 2023. The focus is on learning and applying specific methods for analyzing data from the German National Educational Panel Study. The event is open to any researcher working in EU Member States and Associated Countries. Attendees will get to know one of the most important panel data collections on educational and work trajectories, develop and advance their own research questions, and network with others who have similar research interests.
The National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) is a large social science survey in the field of educational research. It follows a multicohort sequence design with six starting cohorts — newborns, kindergarten children, fifth graders, ninth graders, first-year students in higher education, adults — that were sampled through 2009 to 2012. Panel participants are regularly interviewed and tested over a period of more than ten years now. Relevant context persons such as parents, teachers or preschool staff are also included in the survey. Primary topics are (1) competence development, (2) learning environments, (3) social inequality and educational decisions, (4) migration background, (5) returns to education including satisfaction and wellbeing, (6) personality and motivation. Detailed biographical information complements the broad range of data.