The Regional Youth Compact for Europe just finalized one more comparative study entitled “Youth Transformative Potential in the EU Integration Processes and Post-COVID-19 Developments in the Western Balkans”.
This research study attempts to identify what are the transformational potentials of WB6 youth in the EU integration processes and where do these potentials reside, particularly in the light of the COVID-19 crisis. More precisely, the study wants to investigate and analyze the key drivers and motivation for youth participation in decision-making processes, and the relationship between that motivation and the perspectives in relation to the EU and its core values.
The study also attempts to give indications of what makes the youth adhere to those values in 2020, having in mind political and social turbulent dynamics in the region, as well as what motivates them to move forward and stay actively involved in their societies and the region’s future. The study particularly examines how COVID-19 crisis affects their motivation and perceptions, as well as how youth perceive the effects of the pandemic on their further involvement in the policy designs and the EU integration processes. It analyses what tools and approaches, when it comes to youth participation, work best, and which ones are expected to be more efficient and fruitful in the future.
Created in 4 languages, you can find the study on the links below.