THE DISCOURSE ON THE SITUATION OF YOUTH IN THE EUROPEAN UNION IN THE CONTEXT OF POLICIES AND RESEARCH

Skaidrīte Gūtmane

Abstract


The current global situation after Covid-19 presents the situation of youth in Europe as a synthesis for an international strategy of national youth policies instigated by the Council of Europe ‘Supporting Young People in Europe: Principles, Policy, Practice’. We look at youth policy as an initiative within other policy areas, which affect not only young people but all of society. The article presents the social and demographic situation of youth in the EU, and the state of play regarding welfare and poverty, education, employment, family issues, health and behaviour, and the future of youth in the EU.

KEYWORDS: youth, youth policy, employment, social participation, empowerment, solidarity.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15181/tbb.v84i1.2134


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