Despite being the most affected group by the coronavirus-induced crisis, young Europeans feel increasingly left out from the plans for post-pandemic recovery. Experts call for targeted measures to support them and ensure a quick implementation of the EU’s Youth Guarantee at the national level.

On 1 March 2017, in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum, the European Commission presented its white paper on the future of Europe. Its 31 pages included a sober but clear warning about the risk of failure of the European project.

“For the first time since the Second World War, there is a real risk that the generation of today’s young adults ends up less well-off than their parents. Europe cannot afford to lose the most educated age group it has ever had and let generational inequality condemn its future,” the document said.

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