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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

Young Influencers training in Brussels

Meet our Young Influencers!

June 14th, 2017 / Martin Maska / 0 comments

14 inspiring young people from 14 countries met to influence policy makers, discuss European youth issues, and find ways to solve them. Our 14 dedicated young influencers flew into Brussels for a training on 16 -17 February 2017 to meet like- (and bright) minded youths from all over Europe. Together, they learned how to find the data … Continue reading Meet our Young Influencers!

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Youth Engagement for Policy Reform

June 8th, 2017 / Martin Maska / 0 comments

How can we promote youth policy reform and young people’s participation in democratic life? Can mixing offline and online activities, through e-tools such as YouthMetre’s, improve the participatory process? These were just a few of the questions discussed by the speakers at YouthMetre’s launch on February 14 at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels. Here, the need to understand participation … Continue reading Youth Engagement for Policy Reform