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NWO Open Competition XS grants for 'Eco-anxiety, social media and young people in the Netherlands' - Dr. Marc Esteve Del Valle

03 June 2024
Dr Marc Esteve Del Valle
Dr Marc Esteve Del Valle

Rudolf Agricola Fellow Dr Marc Esteve Del Valle has been awarded a research grant from NWO for his reasearch project 'Eco-anxiety, social media and young people in the Netherlands.'

The grant is part of the SSH Open Competition XS program and is worth up to 50,000 euros. This program aims to support promising ideas and innovative initiatives within the social sciences and humanities disciplines.

About the research project

Most young people learn about climate change through social media. This can evoke a variety of emotional responses, such as stress, fear, anger, and worry, a psychological phenomenon referred to as eco-anxiety. '

This project will identify whether, and if so how, exposure to climate change information through social media relates to eco-anxiety in young people living in the Netherlands.

The project will provide educators and policymakers crucial knowledge to build resilience against eco-anxiety. Furthermore, it will allow the applicant to start a new line of research that applies current media studies knowledge to the impacts of climate change.

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Last modified:03 June 2024 10.55 a.m.

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