Youth 2.0: Connecting, Sharing and Empowering

UCSIA & MIOS organized an international, multidisciplinary event on young people’s uses of social media in general and social network sites in particular (March 20-22 2013).

This two-day workshop investigated a number of questions related to children’s, adolescents’ and emerging adults’ use of social media in general and social network sites in particular. This international event consisted of keynote lectures, presentations in parallel sessions and debates by senior and junior scholars.

The event was centered around four main themes: 'identity construction', 'social relations', 'interests at stake' and 'supporting and empowering'. For a more detailed overview of issues that were covered you can check the conference website.

A selection of best papers will be published as an edited volume with Springer. The book will be entitled Youth 2.0: Social Media and Adolescence

In 2010, UCSIA & MIOS organized eYouth. The conference book was published with PIE Peter Lang publishers.