This report, available in both Spanish and English, considers the voices, attitudes and aspirations of young people in Colombia as part of the Next Generation series.

In 2016, Colombia’s government signed a historic peace agreement after 50 years of violence. This generation in Colombia have grown up with instability and conflict, and may now be the first generation to know peace.

The report presents what is known about young people in Colombia and the social conditions in which they live. The Next Generation series amplifies their voice at this critical time for the past and future of Colombia.


Next Generation is a series of global British Council research focusing on the attitudes and aspirations of young people, and the policies and conditions that support them in becoming creative, fulfilled and active citizens. 

The research projects examine young people’s views around education, employment and lifestyle, as well as uncovering their hopes and fears for their country, their degree of international engagement and views on the wider world, and the values and beliefs that affect their lives. 

In countries where we have conducted multiple Next Generation reports, the first acts as a benchmark, with later research taking a deep dive into a given area, such as democratic engagement or experience of conflict.