What are the challenges in youth

Youth / a challenge

Young people make up a foreseeable decreasing proportion of our society (demographic change). However, with their ideas, utopias and innovations, they are more than important for shaping the future of our society and our democratic foundation. Youth also means facing an abundance of challenges and having to deal with pitfalls: school, training, studying, replacing the elderly, discovering yourself, defining yourself, taking responsibility, learning to control yourself, developing resilience to deal with crises, changes initiate, make yourself heard, empower yourself and others, achieve eye level.

- Asks us: What children and young people need for a good life (Comments from young experts on the Children’s Worlds + study, 2019)

- Youth as an independent phase of life: The 15th Federal Child and Youth Report. https://www.bmfsfj.de/blob/115438/d7ed644e1b7fac4f9266191459903c62/15-kinder-und-jugendbericht-bundestagsdrucksache-data.pdf

- With politics on you and you? How people with and without a migration background perceive their political self-efficacy

- German Youth Institute Project to grow up - what challenges young people face

- What strengthens young people? Results from resilience research: https://www.konflikt-kultur.de/wissenschaftliche-grundlagen.html

- Survey of young voters in the 2017 federal election: they feel they are not being taken seriously

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