EC new publication: ''Their Future is Our Future: Youth as Actors of Change''
The EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration activities (in particular Theme 8 «Social Sciences and the Humanities») and the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme on Research and Innovation (in particular Societal Challenge 6 «Europe in a changing world: Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies) have been financing several research projects addressing directly or indirectly the current situation facing young people. These projects have assessed the capabilities, prospects, attitudes and needs of the young generation through the multidisciplinary lens of economic, social and individual perspectives. In doing so, they have paid special attention to capturing the full diversity of young people in Europe.
This publication gives an overview of the most relevant projects on youth and youth-related policies. The results of these projects are highly relevant for the new Juncker Commission agenda on «Jobs, Growth, Fairness and Democratic Change», and in particular relevant for the EU Youth Strategy, as the research aims to ensure the full participation of youth in an innovative, inclusive, sustainable and democratic Europe. Thus, they provide solid suggestions as to how EU and national policies can most adequately address the challenges faced by young people today, and how to set the EU on a course for a better future.
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- Employment and entrepreneurship
- Social cohesion and equal opportunities
- Youth policy