Youth in Europe – Europe in Youth
The aim of the partnership is to encourage students to gain a deeper insight into the attitude towards life and culture of young people in different European countries from 1950 to the present. Researching youth and its culture and how it reflects the political, economic and social conditions will enable students to understand their own situation, to define personal aims concerning their future at school, at work, in social and political life and to learn how to achieve these aims at home and in Europe.
First Year of Partnership
In the first year of the partnership students will explore the youth cultures of the participating countries from 1950 to 2010. They will work on different aspects e.g. music, literature, sports, fashion, food, technology, communication, media.
Second Year of Partnership
In the second year students will examine the present political, social and economic situation of youth in Europe using the internet and other sources. As youth unemployment is extremely high in many EU-countries, students will exchange information on the situation in individual countries and successful measures to solve this situation.
In many EU countries the unemployment rate for young people is very high. On average, 20% of young people under the age of 25 do not have a job. Although they are very well trained, although they have a university degree, although they spent some time abroad, although they can speak several foreign languages, their opportunities on the European labour market are poor. Young people expressed their dissatisfaction, their frustration, and their anger in demonstrations from Madrid to London in summer 2011. As the economic situation is difficult in so many EU states, the European Union should be playing a major role in how to solve this problem. If the European Union were to play a more active role in fighting unemployment, it might be viewed more positively by young people.
The project has for its aim to support young people. They will learn about the participating countries, their society, culture, politics, economy etc. They will exchange information on how the EU countries help young people to be successful in the labour market and in European society. The project "Youth in Europe - Europe in Youth" will improve the life chances of young people in Europe.
The project activities include photos, presentations, reports and videos.
- Youth in Britain
- London Riots Summer 2011
- Youth in Hungary 1950-1980
- Youth in Germany 1950-1980
- Youth in France 1950-1980
- Youth in Sweden
- Youth culture in Britain from 1960 to 2013
- Youth Culture in Hungary 1980-2013
- Youth Culture in France 1980s-2000
- Youth Culture Germany
- Unemployment in Europe - Team 1
- Unemployment in Europe - Team 2
- Economic, political and social situation in France
- Economic and social situation of youth in Germany
- Economic and social situation in Sweden
- Economic situation in Spain
In this section you find reports on the project activities in various meetings at school, reports from the student magazine on the partnership and the project meetings and reports from the local press and radio and TV (e.g. Neue Westfälische, Herforder Kreisblatt, Radio Herford, WDR).