DigiGen’s focus on civic participation assesses the role of digital transformations in young people’s online political behaviour. The project assesses their online political behaviour accounting for socio-economic and gender considerations and their motivations for using digital content and devices to express political opinions and engage in political actions.
During this webinar, we will give insight into the work of the DigiGen researchers and focus on the first phase results from netnography (multimodal critical online content analysis, observation, and online interviews with activists) involving 6 mini-cases studies in the 3 participating countries: Greece, Estonia and the UK.
For Greece we analyse primary data mobilising for refugees, antifascist and Black Lives Matter (BLM), against gender-based violence, and anti-homophobia. For Estonia, we discuss primary data of LGBTQ and BLM youth activism in Estonia. For the UK, we share findings from analysis of primary data for anti-racist civic participation BLM UK and Extinction Rebellion (XR and XR Youth).
During the webinar, we will present the selected case studies, discuss the contexts, ethics and research techniques used in our project. Our panelists will convey their experiences with working with young people active in social and environmental justice movements, and discuss their findings with relevant experts.
This webinar will be relevant to academics and students who are researching young people's civic participation and online political behaviour and could be of interest to policy makers and practitioners.
Working language: English
Speakers: Athina Karatzogianni (University of Leicester), Katrin Tiidenberg (Tallinn University), Dimitris Parsanoglou (Panteion University), Airi-Alina Allaste (Tallinn University), Dr. Keir Milburn (author of Generation Left), Dr. Kjerstin Thorson (Michigan State University), Pantelis Vatikiotis (Panteion University)
Chair: Diane Levine (University of Leicester)