About: young people

Economy & Jobs 06-06-2018

Erasmus days bring together young people from Strasbourg to Kampala

The Erasmus Days in October are an opportunity for the European Parliament to encourage young people to vote in the upcoming European elections next May. As many as 72% of those under 25 did not vote in the previous elections in 2014. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Future EU 29-05-2018

Europe can bounce back by building trust with young people

Young EU citizens want to reclaim ownership of the European project and make it a force for good in the world. With culture and art, they could help cultivate an identity that would go deeper than legislation and regulation, writes Danuta Hübner.
Economy & Jobs 28-03-2017

‘Harness young people’s inventiveness to refresh the economy’

With one in five under-25-year-olds unemployed in the eurozone, young people risk being excluded from political and economic life. What can the EU do about this? EURACTIV France spoke to two MEPs about new ways to engage young people.
Development Policy 09-12-2016

UN Resolution 2250: A game changer for EU on peace and security?

Today's young generation of 1.8 billion people are having their efforts ignored or going unrecognised, write World Vision and several other NGOs.

Mr Timmermans, blaming young people will not encourage them to engage in politics

Democracy is broken, but when leaders like Frans Timmermans blame people who do not participate in a system they view as outdated and obsolete, they only help create a generation of disillusioned young people, writes Joahnna Nyman on International Youth Day.

How to fix our broken democracy

Young people are often described as politically apathetic or lazy, but if the current generation of politicians made more effort to include them in decision-making, they would find that young people really do care, argues Johanna Nyman.

Ministers risk missing the point on radicalisation

Citizenship education is vital in tackling radicalisation in Europe. Offering young people a stake in society is the best way to ensure they share our democratic values, writes Allan Päll.
Health 07-07-2015

German tobacco ad ban plan: Only lobbyists protest

Food Minister Christian Schmidt wants to prohibit tobacco advertising. Unsurprisingly, the only people who are upset about it are tobacco companies. Tagesspiegel reports.
"The digital entrepreneurial spirit is not nearly as widespread as it seems to be," said David Deissner, Director of Strategy&Programs at the Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications. [Axel Schwenke/Flickr]

70% of Germany’s ‘digital natives’ reject entrepreneurship

A recent survey shows young Germans are more optimistic about their future than their European counterparts. But roughly two-thirds of Germany’s 18-30 year-olds rule out the idea of founding a company in the digital economy, with Italian and Spanish young adults more likely to start a tech business. EURACTIV Germany reports.

EU ministers give nod to ‘Youth Guarantee’ scheme

Young people without a job will be guaranteed the offer of employment, training or further education under a new decision agreed yesterday (28 February) by EU national ministers.
Future EU 07-02-2013

EU budget: Less for cows, more for young people

The European Union spends more on cows than young people, and that needs to change if Europe is to address its youth unemployment problem and create future opportunities for young people, says Peter Matjaši?.

Not investing in youth is costing us €100 billion per year

EU member states should not freeze or cut the EU budget that would support the autonomy and the rights of young people in Europe. They must think long term, says Peter Matjaši?.
Health 01-06-2012

Parliament steps up pressure on food, beverage ads

The European Parliament has renewed calls to curb food and beverage advertising aimed at children and young people, with some MEPs even calling for a total ban on beer commercials aimed at youth. But it's not necessary, says the industry, "We can regulate ourselves".
Agrifood 10-01-2012

‘Climate farmers’ highlight green agriculture practices

Breaking with an older generation of agricultural practices, a group of young European farmers is encouraging a shift to sustainable agriculture and hopes Brussels policymakers take note.
Languages & Culture 18-05-2010

EU programme ‘boosting language skills’, survey finds

Ninety-five percent of participants in the EU's 'Youth in Action' programme improve their language skills, while two-thirds (66%) believe the experience boosted their job prospects, according to a survey of the scheme's effectiveness published last week.