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Young voters and the 2020 election

By Layla Zaidane / 9 November, 2020

Amidst continuing tabulation of absentee and mail-in-ballots, legal threats and challenges, and a prolonged battle for the Presidency, one thing is clear: young people turned out in historic numbers to vote in the 2020 election. Political leaders have an opportunity to sustain this energy by reinforcing the strength of our...

Good news for Spanish Millennials

By Alicia Homs / 14 November, 2019

If the preliminary agreement announced by Pedro Sánchez and Pablo Iglesias is confirmed and obtains the necessary support in parliament, Spain will have a progressive government. A good news both for Europe and the Spanish Millennials. The results of the fourth election in 4 years in Spain have left us...

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Young people are interested in more than “youth”

By Maj Jensen Christensen / 18 September, 2019

During the campaign for the European elections, in several Member States there was no focus on young people. As parties are cynically busy with vote-maximising, it is hard to blame them: the population of Europe is ageing, and young generations only make up around 26% of the general population. Not...

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A sustainable world: we Social Democrats will leave nobody behind!

By Frans Timmermans / 27 May, 2019

Many feel they don’t have an equal part in society and are alone in paying the costs for the transition to a more sustainable economy, environment and social model. It is time for Social-Democrats to make social sustainability a reality, because that will get the largest possible group of people...

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A progressive agenda to regain Millennials

By João Duarte Albuquerque / 23 May, 2019

In early 2017, in a town hall meeting at New York University, Nancy Pelosi was confronted by a student about a recent Harvard University study that showed that 51% of people between the ages of 17 and 29 did not support capitalism. To many, her swift “We are capitalists” answer...

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“Once they engage with politics, young people are more demanding than their elders”

By Anne Muxel / 22 May, 2019

In an interview with Alain Bloëdt, Editor-in-Chief of the Progressive Post, Anne Muxel discusses how the Left could win back the young vote in the campaign for the European elections but warns that gaining Millennials’ political trust might be difficult. Progressive Post: We tend to assume that young people will...

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“I still don’t listen to people over 30!”

By Oliviero Toscani / 22 May, 2019

The former Benetton photographer Oliviero Toscani on creativity, revolts, quality and quantity, alien invasions, seeking consensus, the social role of the artist and… why only young people can be trusted! An interview by Alain Bloëdt, Editor-in-Chief of the Progressive Post. Progressive Post: In your career and as an artist, you’ve dared...

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Why millennials are reluctant to vote – and what it means for Progressives

By David Harley / 14 April, 2019

Progressives have been tormented by a series of political paroxysms of the past years. When looking for who to blame, they sometimes point to Millennials. Our youngest voters – broadly defined as those born between the mid-1980s and the early 2000s – have been accused of lacking political commitment. Even...

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Europe’s Millennials want more social protection

By FEPS / 13 April, 2019

Millennials want the European Union to do much more to support social welfare policies like minimum wages, according to the new Millennial Dialogue study by FEPS and ThinkYoung. In the context of the run-up to the European Parliament elections, the Millennial Dialogue survey clearly indicates that young people favour progressive...

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Young women to sweep Social Democrats back in force

By Alazne Irigoien / 25 February, 2019

Standing up for young women could make a difference in the upcoming elections. Putting women and gender equality at the centre of EU politics, adopting social policies with a strong gender perspective and implementing gender balance systematically would help to achieve the objective of “a Europe of gender equality and...

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