Global Affairs

Europe's youth awakening

Politicians and pollsters need to pay closer attention as signs point to younger voters demanding to be heard on issues that affect them

LONDON • Something is stirring in Europe's political landscape. No, it isn't the traditional shift of the pendulum from the political left to the political right and back again. Neither is this about the march to power of populist parties in European nations, as important as this phenomenon no doubt is.

For the really significant and hitherto not much documented change is to be found elsewhere - in the evidence that Europe's youth are increasingly willing to become involved in organised politics.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 05, 2018, with the headline 'Europe's youth awakening'. Print Edition | Subscribe