‘Why Europe Matters’ …

  • … is a campaign based on a combination of innovation workshops and a survey exploring young Europeans’ views about Europe and the EU, their education and employment, and their hopes and expectations for the future.
  • The survey, which opened on 1 September 2017 and will close on 31 December 2017 and is available in eight languages, can be taken here www.whyeuropematters.eu/survey/
  • By leaving your email address at the end of the survey, you could win a ticket to the ‘Create’ conference hosted by JA Alumni Europe, which takes place in Tallinn, Estonia from 29 August to 2 September 2018.
  • A dedicated team of researchers from the Eastern Norwegian Research Institute will analyse inputs and draw conclusions from them.
  • The work is funded by the ‘Why Europe Matters’ consortium, whose members can be found here, for which JA Europe and the European Round Table of Industrialists  act as the secretariat.
  • Our aim is to secure responses from 10,000 Europeans aged between 16 and 25 years .
  • In conjunction with the survey, eight national JA organisations in Europe (Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain) will host a series of innovation workshops to shed light on what matters to European youth.
  • In March 2018 policymakers will be presented with the key conclusions in the form of recommendations for an action-oriented agenda at a conference in Brussels.