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.
A woman wears a mask reading "I can¥t breathe" in Madrid, on June 7, 2020, during a demonstration against racism and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis. (Photo by Gabriel BOUYS / AFP)
A woman wears a mask reading "I can¥t b […]

Europeans join global wave of anti-racism protests

Calling for racial justice, protesters rallied across Europe over the weekend, joining a wave of demonstrations sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of US police
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
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