A peculiar feature of Generation Y is that their demands are significantly higher than those of their predecessors. These are demands for a better quality of life, a good education, a developed society, a stable labor market, but also - demands to themselves. Why do they want more? Simply because they dare to work for more. They are the most educated generation in history, but are also trapped in the labyrinth of the Eurocrisis. Disappointed in the authorities, Generation Y finds its own ways to handle the problems it faces.
The tradition of youth movements in Europe has a long history: some of the most influential and popular European youth organisations AEGEE, JEF and AIESEC originate from 1985, 1949 and 1948 respectively. Ever since then, the youth activism stage is growing rapidly and attracting more determined and enthusiastic young people.
In this section OneEurope will introduce various youth initiatives - the well-known and established ones, as well as the up-and-coming ones. You will have a chance to discover interesting projects, explore exciting campaigns, meet youth leaders and participate in the debate.
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Maeva Chargros presents the latest situation in the protests in France and other European countries (together with quotes from the participants), and analyses the events which led to them, and which could dramatically change Europe.
Jakub Ciesielczuk argues the importance of voting in order to foster democracy in our respective countries as well as the European Union. Voting is the utmost privilege and this article seeks to find out why there seems to be a predominantly low voter turnout at the European level.
“EuropeCanDoBetter” is an international study that collects the views on Europe of young people from four different countries and gives them a voice in the political discourse. In an interview with treffpunkteuropa.de, research associate Ariane Jordan speaks about the project, the possible solutions to European challenges and the under-representation of young people in European politics.
Throughout Europe students have been protesting against the boards of their universities. Universities are increasingly focusing on efficiency-oriented management instead of research and education. Profit and privatization are becoming a reality for universities, but a university is not a company. Just as in 1968, students and professors all over Europe are uniting to move the focus from money to education.
On 8th of December the Albanian Youth marks a significant date in tribute to the Students Movement in 1990. On this date a group of students and their professors gathered in the Student’s city to start the protests that lead to the fall of communism in 1990.