The main objective of the PROVULDIG Program is to “serve as a centre for the exchange of knowledge among investigators and as a reference point for young researchers who want to orient their academic careers toward the field of communication and vulnerable audiences”. This has been fully achieved in the first Implementation phase (18 months) of the Program of Activities. The activities carried out by the 5 research groups of PROVULDIG correspond to each of the 6 specific objectives of the Scientific-Technical Program as follow:
Objective 1: “Proposal of recommendations for better use of Information Society resources by the elderly”. Group in charge: BRECHAYMAYORES, Universidad CEU San Pablo
Objective 2: “The creation of networks for the analysis of the vulnerable situation of children on Internet and social networks”. Group in charge: GICOMSOC. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Objective 3: “Observation and dissemination of factors that promote inclusion and social participation of young people through social media” Group in charge: PARTICYPAD. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Objective 4: “To act on changes caused by access to content on the networks in areas related to the family and school, fostering domestic authority and guiding school education to social entrepreneurship and innovation.” and Objective 6: “Promoting the scientific journal of social communication known as “DOXA Communication”. Group in charge: CEICIN. Universidad CEU San Pablo and coordinator of the consortium
Objective 5: “To strengthen the international presence and activity of the groups through the International Association for Research on Children, Youth and Communication”. Group in charge: VILLANUEVA-OCS. Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)
In adition to those objectives the PROVULDIG consortium has contributed to achieving the objectives of dissemination, knowledge transfer and visibility through the creation of the website www.provuldig2.com, the organization of conferences and scientific seminars, and the publication of books, articles and research reviews. The objectives of mobility and internationalization have also been achieved thanks to interaction with foreign groups, participation in international associations, and the dissemination in English of much of the scientific results obtained.