Bridging the gap between the EU and European youth

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Bridging the gap
between the EU
and European youth
Since the onset of the 2008-2009 nancial crisis, the European Union has been
experiencing many formidable challenges, from economic woes, to the migration crisis,
to Brexit and the rise of populist politics in many Member States. To allow the EU
andits values to ourish in the 21st century, one project has worked intensely
withEurope’s young people to encourage their active participation in European politics
andEU aairs.
European young people have had a rough ride over the past
decade as they have suffered the worst since the 2008-2009
financial crisis in terms of unemployment rates, training and
education opportunities, and stagnant wage growth. However,
if the EU is to survive, especially in populist times, support for
the European project from young people is not only desirable
but essential. This is where CATCH-EyoU’s (Constructing AcTive
CitizensHip with European Youth: Policies, Practices, Challenges
and Solutions) research comes into play.
CORDIS Results Pack on elections and democratic participation
Understanding turbulent political times through innovative EU-funded research

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