European Youth in 2016

Published by the European Parliament, on the eve of the 2016 European Youth Event (EYE2016), the Eurobarometer survey finds that more than half of young Europeans aged 16-30 feel marginalised in their own country due to the economic crisis, but few want to move abroad. Nevertheless, for almost all respondents, it is important to learn about the EU and how its institutions work. A significant proportion of young people say online social networks represent progress for democracy. Very large numbers of young Europeans have adopted daily practices to protect the environment and combat climate change. 

The survey, conducted among 10 294 young Europeans in the 28 Member States between 9th and 25th April 2016, found marked differences among countries on most of the issues addressed.