Europe's youth

Endless opportunities or no future?
When it comes to education and work the situation of young people across Europe varies vastly, often depending on where they live. While some seem to have a wealth of opportunities open to them others are faced with dramatic levels of youth unemployment and a comprehensive lack of perspective.
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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