Africa’s Disappointed Demographic – FP, 1.09
Young people across the continent have been hit hard by the pandemic, lockdowns, and economic stagnation—but their protests have largely been ignored by elderly elites. By Lynsey Chutel, the writer of Foreign Policy’s weekly Africa Brief
Horizons politiques : les nouvelles générations prêtes au changement – France24, 27.08
- En France, le désamour des jeunes pour la politique se renforce : 87 % d’entre eux ne sont pas allés voter lors du dernier scrutin régional. Pourtant, ils n’ont jamais été aussi préoccupés par leur avenir, et notamment par la question du réchauffement climatique. Pour parler du rapport de la jeunesse française à la politique, nous avons rencontré Flora Ghebali, autrice de “Ma génération va changer le monde”.
French youth: Politically active but not voting – France24, 27.08
- According to the latest figures, just 13 percent of 18-24 year olds turned out to vote in the 2021 municipal elections in France. Yet, rather than a sign of apathy, this lack of engagement seems more akin to an act of defiance. Especially when it comes to addressing their primary concern – the environment. To hear more about it, we meet activist and entrepreneur, Flora Ghebali, who’s released an essay entitled “My generation will change the world”.
- Surfing the global protest wave – The World Today / Chatham House, 1.08
Economic inequality and social injustice have ignited a cycle of protests around the world as a new generation makes common cause to ensure their voice is being heard, writes Kevin Gillan
- Common Futures Conversations: Not just a voice, an input
Leah de Haan on the need to give young people a role in the formation of policy
- Culture notes: Bad deal in the generation game
Catherine Fieschi on moves to protect and empower the young
- Jargonbuster: It’s time for Alpha males and Alpha females
- Q&A: People try to put us down
Bobby Duffy says generations aren’t as different as we think
- Putin’s problem children
Russia’s leader faces a backlash from the generation that has lost out under his rule, writes Natia Seskuria
- United States: New kids on the stump – TWT, 1.08
Millennials and Zoomers see a different world role for America and are starting to demand it, writes Daniel Strieff
- Nigeria: Young voices demand change
Rinu Oduala on how police brutality in the country led to the birth of a movement that is spreading throughout the continent
Gen Z Reclaims the Palestinian Cause – FP, 25.05
Youth activists on both sides of the Green Line have taken up the mantle abandoned by their ostensible leaders. By Dalia Hatuqa, a multimedia journalist based in the United States and the West Bank.
Why Millennials Can’t Grow Up – The Atlantic,13.05
Today’s economic conditions are not just holding Millennials back. They are stratifying them, leading to unequal experiences within the generation as well as between it and other cohorts. By Annie Lowrey
Coronavirusul distruge viitorul tinerei generaţii – DW, 12.05
Efecte colaterale ale pandemiei de coronavirus lasă urme de durată în toate domeniile vieţii. Dar un grup se simte în mod special pierdut şi lăsat în urmă, consideră Salome Gongadze.
Young Belarusians Dream of Creating a Normal European Country – FP, 11.03A generation of entrepreneurs and artists are facing prison sentences. By Daniel Polansky
Is Democracy in Crisis? Hans Kundnani on Democratic Backsliding – CG, 16.02
- Young people’s faith in democratic politics is lower than any other age group, and millennials across the world are more disillusioned with democracy than previous generations were at the same age. The extent to which democracy can be seen as under threat is very much up for debate.
- In this webinar, Hans Kundnani from the Europe Programme at Chatham House provides his perspective on the strength of democracy in Europe, stressing the importance of distinguishing between liberalism and democratic systems. Hans was speaking at the launch of the Common Futures Conversations challenge on democratic backsliding, which is taking place throughout February 2021.