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Towards a Brighter Future for Younger People

Lessons learned from the Berlin Demography Days 2022

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Towards a Brighter Future for Younger People  Lessons learned from the Berlin Demography Days 2022

Key Messages

  • Decision-makers should include younger people in participatory mechanisms and policy deliberations at all levels.

  • Governments should improve outreach, support and protection for young people in vulnerable or disadvantaged circumstances to allow them to participate in the labour market and social life and to ensure that no young person is left behind.

  • Stronger investment in mental health services is crucial to address the increase in demand.

  • Education systems need to ensure that younger people of all backgrounds and in all circumstances acquire relevant knowledge and develop appropriate skills and competencies, including social, civic and emotional skills.

 

Learn more about the Berlin Demography Days 2022 here.

Source

Vono de Vilhena, D., Oelschlägel, C., Hurrelmann, K. and Srodah Owoo, N. (2022). Towards a Brighter Future for Younger People: Lessons learned from the Berlin Demography Days 2022. Population & Policy Compact 36, Berlin: Max Planck Society/Population Europe.