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Institute of Education WoKidS

WoKidS – Children’s well-being in German-speaking Switzerland

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WoKidS is a research project that investigates the well-being of children living in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. It seeks to understand when, under which conditions and how children experience well-being.

The project aims to answer two main research questions:

  • What do children in Switzerland need to feel good?
  • What do children understand by well-being?

WoKidS is part of the international research network and multinational qualitative study “Children's Understandings of Well-being – Global and Local Contexts” (CUWB). In this network, researchers are investigating how children experience well-being in different parts of the world.

WoKidS pursues two interlinked research goals:

  1. to represent the perspectives of children in German-speaking Switzerland on their well-being and
  2. to promote the comparison of these perspectives with international findings.

The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and will take place between September 2021 and September 2024.

Weiterführende Informationen

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WoKidS Homepage

What to do if you want to participate?

Please tell your parents or legal guardians that you would like to participate.

Give us a call on  +41 78 228 45 09 or send an email to

If you do not have any adult responsible for you, contact us and we will check the possibilities with you.

We would be very happy to answer to your questions and to book an interview with you!