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Survey highlights importance of access to information for young people

Published 11/07/2019 - 14:53

A Europe-wide survey has revealed that while young people value youth information on international opportunities, they can also find it difficult to access.

The 2019 edition of the Eurodesk survey shows trends and preferences of how young people find, engage with, and perceive youth information about mobility opportunities. The aim of the survey was to understand young people’s preferences in order to help identify what stakeholders, organisations and youth workers can do to reach out, be inclusive, and ensure impact.

The survey results show 38% of respondents perceived the level of access to youth mobility information in their own country as ‘limited or non-existent’. When looking for information, 69% said they had to search several websites to find what they needed and more than half of those surveyed said they ‘felt lost’ and struggled to find the information they needed.

To find out what young people of 46 nationalities from across Europe said about the mobility information available to them, and the recommendations for policy-makers, stakeholders and youth workers to improve youth information, you can download the full report.