According to Eurostat, 1 out of 3 youth in Europe are suffering from the consequences of poverty. With the aim of providing a narrative to accompany existing statistical data compiled officially, the Caritas Europa network collected grass-roots information from its members that reflect the qualitative situation of young Europeans using the social services offered by European Caritas organisations in 16 countries. The findings are alarming as they document the rising exclusion of young men and women, emerging sentiments of intergenerational injustice, and a loudening claim that the European promise for equal opportunities and the levelling out of regional disparities is broken and in need of serious attention.
The Caritas CARES report Europe's Youth Between Hope and Despair and the Country Report on Finland are available now. Find out what Caritas is doing and what we recommend to turn the tide of youth poverty in Europe!
Click on the images above to read the full report in English, the executive summary in Finnish
or the country report on Finland in either language.
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