A Eurobarometer published last March surveyed the approach of young people toward the EU. More specifically, 10.786 young people were contacted by phone and were asked about what EU priorities should be and about their own civic and political participation.
The interviewed young people were asked to indicate the main EU priorities in their own opinion, with the possibility to choose more than one option. What are the main ones?
The most urgent priority, according to European youth is the environment. Indeed, 67% of the respondents have indicated it as the main priority.
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It is the main priorities according to 56% of the respondents.
The EU framework for education aims at:
56% of the respondents indicated this as the main priority.
As it is possible to read on the website of the European commission,” With more than 120 million people in the EU in 2008 at risk of poverty or social exclusion, EU leaders have pledged to bring at least 20 million people out of poverty and social exclusion by 2020”.
Furthermore, in 2017, the European Pillar of Social Rights was approved. It includes 20 principles and rights to face inequalities.
According to 49% of the respondents, this should be the main EU priority.
Youth unemployment is a huge issue in the EU, also because it creates big inequalities among the different regions.
44% chose this option.
Health and Well-being is also one of the priorities of the European Youth Strategy 2019-27. The EU wants to focus, in particular, on mental and sexual health, treating injury, eating disorders, addictions.
44% of the respondents chose this one as a priority.
As it is possible to read on europa.eu, the European Union on the one side protects the human rights for EU citizens, on the other tries to promote human rights worldwide.
In particular, EU policy includes: