The ProChild Association R&I agenda is grounded on 2 strategic areas: a) Social Intervention Area, and b) Technological Development Area. The Social Intervention area includes four strategic axes, each one with specific projects, implemented in specific territories: a) Health and Wellbeing; b) Development and Education; c) Social Participation, Citizenship, and Gender; d) Protection against Violence, Exploitation, Abuse, and Negligence. These axes are articulated with a strategic transversal area of development and technological innovation, in the fields of Digital and Nanotechnology.
Health And Wellbeing
Foster pre-and neo-natal high quality public health care, child mental health, parental relationships, child’s nutrition and physical activity.
Development And Education
Promote early care through a new developmental and educational approach for 0-3 children, as well as school achievement and social competencies in preschool and school children.
Social Participation, Citizenship, And Gender
Promote the involvement of children and adults in co-designing innovative architectural, urbanistic, social and educational projects.
Protection Against Violence, Exploitation, Abuse, And Negligence
Improve the quality of the Child Protection System with new assessment and intervention models for foster care, family reunification and adoption, in order to promote public policies assuring child protection and welfare.
Development of specific digital tools and devices, as well as a Digital platform supported by a Big Data infrastructure, with information security mechanisms and a Big Data Warehouse to support Machine Learning and Data Mining techniques, and a Resource Center for assessment and intervention.
Use portable biosensing technology for detection and profiling of clinically relevant biomarkers in non- or minimally-invasive body fluids, and design integrative computational solutions for child risk assessment.