On the eve of the 2016 European Youth Event (EYE2016) organised by the European Parliament on 20-21 May 2016 in Strasbourg, France, the European Parliament has published a new Eurobarometer survey, dedicated to European youth.
According to the survey, 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 9 and 25 April 2016, found marked differences among countries on most of the issues addressed.