NUI Galway is leading a global UNESCO study on the impact of Covid-19 on young people's lives.

The study will focus on well-being, education and learning, use of technology, human rights and youth-led action and civic engagement.

Around 6,000 18-35 year-olds from more than 100 countries applied to be researchers in the UNESCO Youth As Researchers Initiative.

Professor Pat Dolan, UNESCO Chair and Director of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway, is coordinating the study.

He said: "Our objective is for young people to work with other young people to find out how the pandemic has affected them personally, in their families and communities and lives."

"We want to explore how they have coped - what they see as the key challenges to their education and social relationships."

Jack Gaffey, Cillian Murphy, Ella Anderson and Prof Pat Dolan

Actor Cillian Murphy, who is patron of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway, is supporting the project and will take part in the online launch on Friday 4 December at 1pm.