# Europe’s Youth

Children prepare to enter their classroom at the Saint Germain de Charonne school in Paris on May 14, 2020 as primary schools in France re-open this week and the country eases lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus). (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)
Children prepare to enter their classroo […]

How does the virus affect children? And should they be in school?

With parents and policymakers agonising over when to reopen schools as lockdowns ease, scientists are still struggling to find out how the new coronavirus affects children
Primary school students arrive at school in The Hague, on May 11, 2020, as primaries, playgroups and childcare reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Sem van der Waal / ANP / AFP
Primary school students arrive at school […]

Cheers and tears as Europe’s kids go back to school

Excited children greeted their friends and weary parents got used to early starts again as schools in several European countries reopened after a nearly two-month coronavirus break
Israeli pupils attend a class at the Sadot Elementary School in the town of Pardes Hanna-Karkur in central Israel on May 3, 2020 as the country eases coronavirus lockdown restrictions. Photo: Jack Guez / AFP
Israeli pupils attend a class at the Sad […]

Back to school? Officials move warily as challenges loom

Authorities worldwide face the challenge of returning millions of children to schools shut due to the coronavirus, weighing the need to limit educational damage against the risk of a surge in cases
Britain's main opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn talks to students at Lancaster University on November 15, 2019 regarding the party's plans to deliver free full fibre broadband if they win the general election. Photo: Peter Byrne / Pool
Britain's main opposition Labour party l […]

Youth vote an unpredictable factor in UK election

Young voters are the most europhile and left-wing in Britain, yet also the least likely to vote, representing an unknown factor in Thursday's battle for Downing Street
Activists (from L): Argentina's Nicole Becker, Russia's Arshak Makichyian, Australia's Chloe McCann and Toby Thorpe, Netherlands' Erik Christiansson, Sweden's Vega Minsson and France's Lea Ilardo pose in front of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 logo at the 'IFEMA - Feria de Madrid' exhibition centre in Madrid on December 5, 2019
Activists (from L): Argentina's Nicole B […]

Young people took to Madrid’s streets for climate: Who were they?

On December 6 young activists marched in Madrid, where negotiators from nearly 200 nations at UN climate talks are feeling the heat of an increasingly angry and anxious world
Protesters use fences as a barricade during clashes near the police headquarters in Barcelona, on October 18, 2019, on the day that separatists called a general strike and a mass rally. Photo: Pau Barrena / AFP
Protesters use fences as a barricade dur […]

Who are the youths behind the Catalonia protest violence?

The violent protests that have swept Catalonia over the jailing of nine separatist leaders have involved veteran anarchists and youthful troublemakers as well as outraged separatists
Teacher Romy Budach (C) from Frankfurt Oder's Chamber of Trades oversees the two Polish apprentices Dominika (L) and Monika during their apprenticeship to become hairdressers in Frankfurt Oder, Germany, 18 May 2017. 16 Polish 2nd and 3rd year hairdressing apprentices are currently doing a three-week hairdressing and cosmetics internship at Frankfurt Oder's Chamber of Trades. This student exchange takes place within the framework of the european youth exchange program "Erasmus+". Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB
Teacher Romy Budach (C) from Frankfurt O […]

EU: Brexit should not disrupt Erasmus students in Britain

Students in the Erasmus youth exchange programme should conclude their stays in Britain after Brexit, the European Commission says.
People queue at the French Pole Emploi employment agency stand at an employment fair in Lille, northern France, on May 28, 2015. Photo: Philippe Huguen / AFP
People queue at the French Pole Emploi e […]

Youth unemployment, Europe’s unshakeable challenge

Behind a positive picture of European economic recovery is the scourge of youth unemployment, which since the recession of the eurozone debt crisis has been stubbornly immovable.
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