FES Jugendstudien is an international youth research project dedicated to the study of young people’s opinion. It has already been carried out across Eastern and Southeastern Europe, for instance in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, and Russia. In the coming years, the project will cover more of Eastern Europe, but also Central Europe, Baltic countries, as well as the Middle East and North Africa. The main goal of this study is to identify, describe, and analyse attitudes of young people and patterns of behaviour in modern society.. The youth study of Russia, “Russia’s Generation Z – attitudes and values” is the most recent outcome of the project.
From May to June 2019, 1500 respondents from 14 to 29 years old were interviewed. The questions they were asked covered a wide range of topics, e.g. their experience and desires in various aspects of life, such as education, employment, political participation, familial relationships, leisure activities, digital technologies, as well as beliefs, moral values, and life principles. The results of the study were published in a report, both in English and Russian.
Results display gaps between young people from Russia and from Western Europe. Only 52% of the people interviewed believe that relations between Russia and Western Europe will ever be friendly. Nevertheless, Russian youth places Europe in higher regards for a range of social aspects. For instance, economic factors, as well as individual freedom, democracy and rule of law features are perceived as being less strict in Europe for young people than in Russia. Furthermore, the more one travels, the more likely they will be to identify as a European citizen. Encouraging exchanges of young people between Russia and Europe could contribute to the perception of Europe as a common cultural space, while preserving each country’s own culture. Such exchanges could boost a European sense of belonging.
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