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Workshop: Engage your youth with e-participation

September 21st, 2017 / Martin Maska / 0 comments

WORKSHOP Interactive and Innovative Engage your youth with e-participation YouthMetre closes the gap between youths and policy makers. At the European Local Democracy Week’s 10th anniversary, we want to invite local authorities to our interactive workshop. We will teach you new ways of drawing youths’ ideas into your policy making – and show you the simplest … Continue reading Workshop: Engage your youth with e-participation

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Case Study: Higher education and employment in Madrid

September 20th, 2017 / karld / 0 comments

This post is about higher education and employment in Madrid and asks the question, during my last year at high school, which bachelor degree should I go for? Spain is one of the European countries with the highest rates of unemployed people in the European Union, and in particular on youth unemployment, both in terms … Continue reading Case Study: Higher education and employment in Madrid

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Irish youths fly the highest

August 1st, 2017 / Martin Maska / 0 comments

Youths in Ireland are the heaviest users of cannabis in Europe, recent research shows. The more illegal, the more the drug is used, some statistics suggest.  By Christoforo Simonetta  16% of interviewed Irish youths admitted to having used cannabis in the last 30 days. Interestingly, the countries with the highest percentage of people using cannabis, … Continue reading Irish youths fly the highest

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European capitals – except one – are the place to be for youth

August 1st, 2017 / Martin Maska / 0 comments

Young? Looking for opportunities? Move to the capital! This is the clear conclusion to be drawn from the European Commission’s 2015 Youth Report. By Christoforo Simonetta  According the Youth Development Index, all European capital regions (with Lazio in Italy as the only exception) score better on youth friendly performance compared to the averages of their … Continue reading European capitals – except one – are the place to be for youth

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Rising number of young Europeans unable to leave home

August 1st, 2017 / Martin Maska / 0 comments

In 2013, 87.8% of Slovakian youths lived with their parents. Three years earlier, this number was only 86.2%. All over Europe, the financial crisis has meant a rise in young people who cannot afford to leave home. By Christoforo Simonetta  Overall, 60% of Europe’s youth between 18-34 years stay at home. The trend has increased … Continue reading Rising number of young Europeans unable to leave home