Barslund, Mikkel, Busse, Matthias, (2013), “Time to move north?”, CEPS Commentaries, 27 May. A staggering one out of every four young people is presently unemployed in Spain. And comparable numbers in Greece, Portugal and Italy are hardly more encouraging. Germany, on the other hand, enjoys a historically low youth unemployment rate of 8% and is experiencing skill shortages in some occupations. Against this background, this Commentary calls upon the European …Read More
FutureLab Europe, (2013), “Europe’s Lost Generation?”, European Policy Centre, 29 April. Europe’s youth has been hit hard by the economic crisis. An unprecedented level of youth unemployment, emigration and disaffection has earned Europe’s current cohort of young people the unenviable label: lost generation. FutureLab Europe consists of a group of young people from across the European continent that is currently seeking to better understand the problems of the “lost generation”. …Read More
Debomy, Daniel, (2013), “EU No, Euro Yes! European Public Opinions Facing The Crisis (2007-2012)”, Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute, Policy Paper N. 90. Steadily consistent answers to several questions asked for Standard Eurobarometer opinion polls show that a decline in public opinion on the European Union observed since 2007 significantly worsened in 2011, bringing support to historically low levels which continue today. Since 2010 and 2011 respectively, indicators of …Read More
Torreblanca, Jose Ignacio, (2013), “Europe has lost its citizens”, European Council on Foreign Relations, 13 March. The latest Eurobarometer figures are showing clearly what the election results have been hinting at one by one: hit by the crisis, Europeans have lost their confidence in the EU. After having saved the euro, we must rescue the legitimacy of the EU – and before the 2014 elections.
Diamond, Patrick, Lodge, Guy, (2013), ‘European welfare states after the crisis’, Policy Network Paper. Governments in the UK and elsewhere in Europe are taking a position on welfare reform which is in line with public opinion, but may be the wrong strategic choice in the long-term – prioritising benefits for older people at the expense of families and children who have been hit hard by the financial crisis. This is …Read More
Shahin, Jamal, Woodward, Alison, Terzis, Georgios, (2013), “The Impact of the Crisis on Civil Society Organisations in the EU – Risks and Opportunities”, European Economic and Social Committee. This study addresses questions concerning the state of the Civil Society and how Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have been affected by the crisis. Through analysis of data gathered from various reports and other documentation, in-depth interviews with a number of individual representatives …Read More
Bertoli, Simone, Brücker, Herbert, Fernández-Huertas Moraga, Jesús, (2013), ‘The European Crisis and Migration to Germany: Expectations and the Diversion of Migration Flows’, IZA Discussion Papers, N.7170. The analysis of how the economic crisis in Europe has reshaped migration flows faces two challenges: ( i ) the confounding influence of correlated changes in the attractiveness of alternative destinations, and ( ii ) the role of rapidly changing expectations about the evolution of …Read More