Next Generation Germany explores the attitudes, aspirations and needs of young people across the country, looking at topics of education and employment, immigration and identity, and Germany’s role in the EU and the wider world. 

Highlighted throughout the report and noted in the executive summary is a high degree of positivity about their own lives and personal futures, whilst also touching on feelings of uncertainty about the future and direction of Germany.


Chloe De Schryver, Richard Pickering, Caitlin Connors, Hannah Day, Jane Goldthorpe, Daniel Murray

About Next Generation

Next Generation is a global research programme initiated in countries that are experiencing a period of significant change, with the purpose of ensuring that young people’s voices are heard and their interests properly represented in decisions that will have lasting implications for their lives.

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.

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