The study highlights how the crisis has resulted in cuts to investment in education and social protection, increasing income inequality and the intergenerational divide. While in theory young people can benefit from almost all types of social protection programmes and policies, in practice they are unable to gain access to a number of these benefits and services. The report explains how, due to their age or unavoidable specificities of their circumstances, young people are discriminated against.
A new report published by the European Youth Forum highlights how co-operatives can help young people face today’s challenges. According to the report, 28.2% of young people are currently at the highest risk of poverty and social exclusion.