The Young Perspective on Europe

Europe has to be a “citizen project” in order to succeed. It needs fresh ideas and innovative concepts as well as a strong supportive base from among its younger generations. Outstanding alumni from ten European Foundations get selected into FutureLab Europe. Through their blog, in public debates and through their individual projects they share their young perspective on democratic participation, equal opportunities and identity in Europe.

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Missing a generation in EU politics: How to involve young Europeans?

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The latest EU Barometer in its post-election survey 2014 confirms the findings of FutureLab Europe’s report on the fact that the young generation is missing in EU politics: The greatest abstainers in the European elections, meanwhile, were young people (18-24 year-olds), despite the fact that it is they who generally express the most positive feelings about the EU.

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FutureLab Europe presents young generation’s workplan for EU Commission

What are the topics the new EU Commission needs to tackle foremost in the eyes of young Europeans? FutureLab Europe participants defined their priorities with regard to the political guidelines for the EU Commission that its president Jean-Claude Juncker just presented.

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FutureLab Europe discussed the Future of Democracy in Belgium

On October 17-18, 2014 Futurelabers met in Brussels on the occasion of a workshop on “The State of Democracy in Belgium”. During the two-day workshop, the group discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the current system and worked on participants’ own proposals to improve the quality of Belgium’s democracy. The main aim of the initiative was to revitalize the political debate around democracy, injecting new ideas in the political arena.

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