Youth Studies

What are young people afraid of or hopeful about? In a rapidly changing world that is challenged by climate change, aging societies, and democratic decline in some parts of the world, the FES Youth Studies aim at encouraging informed debate about the attitudes, hopes, and fears of young people between the ages of 15 and 29. 

Since 2009, FES has conducted numerous Youth Studies around the world. As of 2018, Youth Studies at FES Democracy of the Future are focused on Southern Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia, Eastern Central Europe, and the Baltic States. Further studies are being conducted in the Middle East and Northern Africa, as well as for individual countries around the world. The project aims to investigate how young generations perceive the development of their societies and their personal future in the following domains:

  • Education
  • Employment and Mobility
  • Family and Friends
  • General Values, Attitudes and Perceptions
  • Political Attitudes and Perceptions.

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Publications

Youth study comparative analysis 2023

Shubladze, Rati

Youth study comparative analysis 2023

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
Tbilisi, 2024

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[Youth study comparative analysis 2023]

Shubladze, Rati

[Youth study comparative analysis 2023]

[Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia]
Tbilisi, 2024

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[Youth study youth voices of Azerbaijan]

Shubladze, Rati; Sichinava, David; Khoshtaria, Ramar

[Youth study youth voices of Azerbaijan]

[Attitudes, values and future prospects]
Tbilisi, 2023

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[Youth study youth voices of Azerbaijan]

[Youth study youth voices of Azerbaijan]

[Attitudes, values and future prospects ; Executive summary]
Tbilisi, 2023

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Youth study youth voices of Azerbaijan

Shubladze, Rati; Sichinava, David; Khoshtaria, Ramar

Youth study youth voices of Azerbaijan

Attitudes, values and future prospects
Tbilisi, 2023

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Youth study youth voices of Azerbaijan

Youth study youth voices of Azerbaijan

Attitudes, values and future prospects ; Executive summary
Tbilisi, 2023

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[Youth study Armenia 2023]

Vermishyan, Harutyun; Balasanyan, Sona; Darbinyan, Tatyana

[Youth study Armenia 2023]

[(In)dependence generation]
Yerevan, 2023

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[Youth study Armenia 2023]

[Youth study Armenia 2023]

[(In)dependence generation ; Executive summary]
Yerevan, 2023

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Youth study Armenia 2023

Vermishyan, Harutyun; Balasanyan, Sona; Darbinyan, Tatyana

Youth study Armenia 2023

(In)dependence generation
Yerevan, 2023

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Youth study Armenia 2023

Youth study Armenia 2023

(In)dependence generation ; Executive summary
Yerevan, 2023

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Tinerii din Republica Moldova: O generaţie polarizată şi alienată

Prohniţchi, Valeriu

Tinerii din Republica Moldova: O generaţie polarizată şi alienată

Concluziile studiului despre tineri 2022
Chisinau, 2023

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Moldovan youth: Alienated and polarized

Prohniţchi, Valeriu

Moldovan youth: Alienated and polarized

Conclusions of the Moldova youth survey 2022
Chisinau, 2023

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Youth study 2023 - Generation of independent Georgia

Shubladze, Rati; Sichinava, David; Khoshtaria, Tamar

Youth study 2023 - Generation of independent Georgia

In between hopes and uncertainties
Tbilisi, 2023

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[Youth study 2023 - Generation of independent Georgia]

Shubladze, Rati; Sichinava, David; Khoshtaria, Tamar

[Youth study 2023 - Generation of independent Georgia]

[In between hopes and uncertainties]
Tbilisi, 2023

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Youth study 2023 - Generation of independent Georgia

Youth study 2023 - Generation of independent Georgia

In between hopes and uncertainties ; Executive summary
Tbilisi, 2023

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[Youth study 2023 - Generation of independent Georgia]

[Youth study 2023 - Generation of independent Georgia]

[In between hopes and uncertainties ; Executive summary]
Tbilisi, 2023

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Jugendstudie Persönlicher Optimismus, nationaler Pessimismus, Vertrauen in Europa

Jugendstudie Persönlicher Optimismus, nationaler Pessimismus, Vertrauen in Europa

2023 ; Ein Vergleich der Werte, Einstellungen und Pläne junger Menschen in der Tschechischen Republik, Estland, Ungarn, Lettland, Litauen, Polen und der Slowakei
Bonn, 2023

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Jugendstudie Persönlicher Optimismus, nationaler Pessimismus, Vertrauen in Europa

Jugendstudie Persönlicher Optimismus, nationaler Pessimismus, Vertrauen in Europa

2023 ; Ein Vergleich der Werte, Einstellungen und Pläne junger Menschen in der Tschechischen Republik, Estland, Ungarn, Lettland, Litauen, Polen und der Slowakei
Bonn, 2023

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Youth study Personal optimism, national pessimism, trust in Europe

Youth study Personal optimism, national pessimism, trust in Europe

2023 ; A comparison of values, attitues and plans of young people in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia
Bonn, 2023

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Youth study Personal optimism, national pessimism, trust in Europe

Youth study Personal optimism, national pessimism, trust in Europe

2023 ; A comparison of values, attitues and plans of young people in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia
Bonn, 2023

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Youth study Growing up in Central Eastern Europe

Youth study Growing up in Central Eastern Europe

2022 ; An international comparison of the living conditions of young people in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia
Bonn, 2022

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Youth study Growing up in Central Eastern Europe

Youth study Growing up in Central Eastern Europe

2022 ; An international comparison of the living conditions of young people in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia
Bonn, 2022

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Youth study Czechia

Youth study Czechia

2021 ; Secure presence, challenging future ; Executive summary
Bonn, 2022

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Česká mládež v roce 2021

Česká mládež v roce 2021

2021 ; Bezpečná přítomnost, náročná budoucnost
Bonn, 2022

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Youth study Czechia

Jungwirth, Matěj; Kratochvíl, Martin; Buchtík, Martin

Youth study Czechia

2021 ; Secure presence, challenging future
Bonn, 2022

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Česká mládež v roce 2021

Jungwirth, Matěj; Kratochvíl, Martin; Buchtík, Martin

Česká mládež v roce 2021

2021 ; Bezpečná přítomnost, náročná budoucnost
Bonn, 2022

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Młodzi ludzie w Polsce

Kajta, Justyna; Mrozowicki, Adam

Młodzi ludzie w Polsce

2020/2021 ; Między rozczarowaniem państwem a nadzieją na lepsze życie
Bonn, 2022

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Adrift from politics

Krawatzek, Félix

Adrift from politics

Youth in Russia before the war
Vienna, 2022

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A glimmer of hope

Krawatzek, Félix

A glimmer of hope

Youth in Ukraine before the war
Vienna, 2022

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Youth study Baltic countries

Youth study Baltic countries

2022
Bonn, 2022

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Young people in Poland

Kajta, Justyna; Mrozowicki, Adam

Young people in Poland

2020/2021 ; Between disappointment with the state and hope for a better life
Bonn, 2022

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Youth study Hungary

Bíró-Nagy, András; Szabó, Andrea

Youth study Hungary

2021 ; Discontent. Polarisation. Pro-Europeanism
Bonn, 2022

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Youth study Slovakia

Baboš, Pavol; Világi, Aneta

Youth study Slovakia

2021 ; Dissatisfied but not leaving
Bonn, 2022

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The different faces of COVID-era reality

Kaprans, Martinš

The different faces of COVID-era reality

2020/2021 ; The emerging Corona generation in the Baltic States
Bonn, 2021

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Maturing prematurely

Baboš, Pavol; Világi, Aneta

Maturing prematurely

A pandemic year in the life of young people in Eastern Central Europe
Bonn, 2021

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