A Generation on the move

Launched by a group of European data journalists, the Generation E project collects the stories of thousands of young Southern Europeans who left their country in search of better job opportunities or education.

(article from VOXEurop)

We’re at the starting point of a pan-European project that aims to collect data to help us understand this phenomenon – the who, where, when, how and why of this migration of young people from Southern Europe who are leaving, at least temporarily, their countries.

The survey, which collected thousands of stories from Portugal, Greece, Italy and Spain, reveals that:

  • The official sources (such as national and European institutes of statistics) underestimate the real number of young migrants who leave Southern Europe: nearly half of them are not recorded in the destination country;
  • The main reasons for migration abroad are jobs, personal ambitions or education;
  • The vast majority of migrants wish to return to their mother country, but don’t know when they will be able to do so.

A crowdsourcing narrative

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