At the start of the year that marks the European elections Christine Hübner and Jan Eichhorn inform politicians about how young people in Germany look at Europe and the EU.
d|part’s study is based on secondary data analysis of the attitudes of young people aged 15 to 35. It shows that the EU is important for the majority of young Germans. Young people think of the EU primarily as something useful. They hope that the EU will guarantee economic opportunities, peace and open borders into the future.
Many young people in Germany recognise that they benefit from the EU in terms of opportunities for travel and living abroad. In contrast, a distinct European identity is less important to young Germans.