Young People as Active EU Citizens?
Challenges and Visions on a Renewed Project for Europe
A major challenge for the EU is currently “bridging the gap” between young Europeans and EU Institutions, and improving dialogue in order to enhance young people’s trust in EU Institutions and their active engagement in EU issues. CATCH-EyoU is a research and innovation action funded by the European Commission under the H2020 Programme, SC6, topic Young 5-2014, Grant Agreement nr 649538. Through the joint contribution of different disciplines (e.g., psychology, education, political science, sociology, media and communications) the first open conference of CATCH-EyoU aims to explore the multifaceted factors that influence the different forms of youth active engagement in Europe, thus offering policy makers and professionals working with young people new instruments and “conceptual lenses” to better understand this generation and bring the EU closer to all its citizens.