Europe’s lost generation

25. April 2013


Europe’s youth has been hit hard by the economic crisis. An unprecedented level of youth unemployment, emigration and disaffection has earned Europe’s current cohort of young people the unenviable label: lost generation. FutureLab Europe consists of a group of young people from across the European continent that is currently seeking to better understand the problems of the “lost generation”. To this end, FutureLab members have compiled a report on the situation of young people in 24 European countries. They have examined primarily the issue of youth unemployment and its related challenges, engaging directly with their peers to obtain a sense of what Europe’s “lost generation” thinks about its prospects. The collection of reports from across Europe points to the need for immediate and profound reform in order to overcome the challenges facing Europe’s youth.

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This report was presented at the FutureLab Europe 2013 Spring Conference to Joaquin Almunia, Vice-President of the European Commission. See how it went here.