Where are we so far
Representation of the EU and youth active EU citizenship in the media environment: some results (WP5)
Young people are not a relevant actor in the traditional news media agenda
Young people tend to be generally underrepresented in the mainstream news media. In the few instances in which they do become “newsworthy”, we observed that they are mainly represented as:
Does the picture that emerges from the alternative, youth-oriented media look the same?
According to the analysis conducted by the WP5 team leaders we can definitely say that it does not:
(2) Young people are growing disenfranchised from and disillusioned with mainstream politics but are interested in other forms of participation (i.e. protest and dissent actions; volunteering);
(3) Young people are generally interested in social and cultural issues and are active within these realms;
(4) The younger generations of Europeans belong to a global (or rather glocal) community of workers, consumers and travellers that goes beyond the European borders.