Lost in democratic transition? Political challenges and perspectives for young people in South East Europe. Results of representative surveys in eight countries.

This publication aims to identify the enormous challenges that young people face in each of the eight participating countries of this study: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Romania. The presented overview indicates an urgent task for the societies and for politics within the countries of South East Europe as well as for the wider European neighborhood. This study provides empirical data and analytical insights into a new generation about which little is known, but which will determine the fate of their societies and of the wider region in the near future. Through this study are captured youth attitudes, beliefs, and participation in core domains of life, including democracy, politics, governance and the EU; and are also included sections devoted to education, employment, religion, family, lifestyle, brain drain and loss of social capital.

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Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Regional Dialogue SEE

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Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania




  • Sergej Flere
  • Klaus Hurrelmann
  • Rudi Klanjsek
  • Miran Lavric
  • Haley Reimbold
  • Dane Taleski


Youth study, survey, research