Debate: Youth policy in the European Union

At a time of crisis across Europe, how can young people keep their faith in the European project? EURACTIV begins a new series exploring the role of the European Parliament in delivering effective policies that will directly impact the lives of Europe’s youth.

As Europe’s population ages, today’s youth will have to carry the burden of an elderly population. In order to do that, they will need high-skilled jobs and the motivation to retain a flexible career in a diversifying economy.

In the first of our debates with members of the European Parliament, we discuss the role of entrepreneurship, Erasmus Plus, and how to bring politicians closer to young Europeans.

This debate was supported by the European Parliament.


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