- Youth in Europe. Characterising the Millennials
- QUIZ: Youth in Europe
- New online political participation spaces and practices
- QUIZ: New online political participation spaces and practices
- Main barriers and inequalities of online political participation
- QUIZ: Main barriers and inequalities of online political participation
- Public policy proposals on youth and online political participation
- QUIZ: Public policy proposals on youth and online political participation
Youth in Europe. Characterising the Millennials
- Watch the introductory video.
- Read the materials.
- Do the quiz.
- Tweet one recent claim or campaign that, in your opinion, represents the way millennials participate in politics in your country. Please, use the hashtags #EURYKAmooc and #millennials.
- Interact on Twitter. Retweet, comment or reply to other tweets that have been using #EURYKAmooc and #millennials during the week.
- Publish IN THE FORUM a brief summary of the debate generated on Twitter around the hashtags #EURYKAmooc and #millennials. Add a reflection on the issues you want to highlight in this debate. Please, use the definitions and ideas about millennials learned in this lesson.
Materials for the Quiz
- Introductory video: Interview with Carles Feixa, social antropologist. Expert on youth cultures.
- “The Precariat- Guy Standing”, Attack TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctpR2fDzgv4
- UN World Report on Youth Civic Engagement (2016) http://www.unworldyouthreport.org/images/docs/un_world_youth_report_youth_civic_engagement.pdf
- European Commission, 2014. Political Participation and EU Citizenship?: Perceptions and Behaviours of Young People. Eacea, pp.1–22. Available at: http://www.ies.be/files/EACEA Report – Political Participation and EU Citizenship. Perceptions and Behaviours of Young People.pdf
- Lenhart, A. (2015). Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015. Washington, DC: Pew Internet & American Life Project. Retrieved April 10, 2015 from http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/04/09/teens-social-media-technology-2015/
- Smith, A. (2016). Shared, Collaborative and On Demand: The New Digital Economy. Washington, D.C.: Pew Internet & American Life Project. Retrieved May 21, 2016 from http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/05/19/the-new-digital-economy/
- Weinstein, E.C., 2014. The personal is political on social media: Online civic expression patterns and pathways among civically engaged youth. International Journal of Communication, 8(1), pp.210–233. Available at http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/2381/1066
- Xenos, M., Vromen, A. & Loader, B.D., 2014. The great equalizer? Patterns of social media use and youth political engagement in three advanced democracies. Information, Communication & Society, 17(2), pp.151–167. Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/263537910_The_Great_Equalizer_Patterns_of_Social_Media_Use_and_Youth_Political_Engagement_in_Three_Advances_Democracies
Special monograph. Youth in Europe: characterizing the millennials
The millennial generation, those born between the early 80’s and mid- 90’s, or even early 2000’s, are a very different generation from their predecessor, Generation X, and their successor, Generation Z. The millennials are today’s European youth and this dossier studies their identifying features and their political motivation and demotivation.