Young people trust the EU!
The Young European Federalists (JEF-Europe) welcome the result of research on political participation of young people in Europe, which shows that young people trust the EU institutions more than national ones. The SORA EUYOUPART survey tested the opinions of young Europeans from 8 countries.
"In a difficult period for the European Union, it is of essential importance that young people, who are the future of Europe, trust the European institutions," stated Jon Worth, President of JEF-Europe.
"The EU is too often perceived as the cause of national problems. In fact it is the opposite - and young people are more and more aware of this."
"While the survey results offer some hope for the European Union, the low level of trust in national political institutions is remarkable."
JEF-Europe has been long campaigning for a more transparent and democratic EU – mostly by promoting federalism and informing young people about the importance of the EU and its future.
"It is important that the new generation trusts the supranational institutions – the only ones able to cope with challenges of globalization. Young people believe the solutions to some of the problems can be found on the European level," Jon Worth continued.
"The youth in Europe has realised that the challenge of the globalisation should not faced with nationalism and self centrism, but with openness and democratization of the international politics."
To learn more about the project EUYOUPART, click here