Hopes, Fears and Dreams

The views of Ukraine's next generation

June 2015

The report is based on a survey of 1200 16-35 year olds across Ukraine, to capture and assess the attitudes of young Ukrainian people towards the future economic, social, cultural and political development of their country. It shows that Young Ukrainians are surprisingly optimistic about the future of their country, have a strong belief in their right to express their own opinions and are engaged in social activism. At the same time many felt that Ukraine did not need a parliament but a “strong leader”, a finding which may reflect a desire among the young population to see corruption tackled, bureaucracy reduced and infrastructure developed.