Victoria Kau investigates why youth unemployment is especially high in the South of the European Union

How the Spanish press process the events around the EU crisis explains correspondent Miguel Ángel García.

How difficult is it for young Spaniards to find a job in Berlin? Alejandro Panés gave it a try.

We say “crisis”, you say… nothing. Wandering the streets of Berlin, this is how people expressed their take on “crisis”.

The Gerhard Hauptmann School in Berlin has become a symbolic site for the worldwide refugee movement.

Whoever talks about Europe today usually talks about borders. What impact do these borders have on us?  An investigation in the capital of Europe.

Life on the streets of Brussels is rich and unique. Join us for a photographic journey through this contrast-laden city

Five faces of young people who have succeeded during the crisis.

Uwe Optenhögel, head of the FES-office in Brussels, about a lost generation in crisis-ridden Europe.

Manuel is a comic artist from Spain. Right now, he’s trying to sketch out a life for himself in Brussels.

Six experts imagine they were young and unemployed.

And how do German media cover the EU crisis? An interview with Andreas Bock, editor in chief of eurotopics.

More and more young Spaniards look for jobs in Germany. A video portrait.

The spokesperson of the European Central Bank, Peter Ehrlich, explains why all that money doesn’t get to where it’s needed. Well, almost…

What has been your greatest challenge since coming to Germany?

Olalla Tuñas and Stylia Kampani have investigated the open spaces of Berlin.

Numbers, balances, percentages: the crisis doesn’t seem to give us anything else. Really? We looked a little closer

How do economical crises impact independent art scenes? Our film team accompanied three Spanish artists.

The Generation Crisis needs more solidarity and less rigid structures. A philosophical excursion

When does Freedom of Movement for Workers turn into brain drain? A video reportage on young Spaniards who left their country for Germany

Why do reporters tell the stories they tell? How do they research? And what are the pitfalls? A making-of on the feature Crisis Child.

Everything was supposed to get better. It was hope that brought Teresa from Madrid to Berlin. But things turned out differently.

One generation, two young women. One from Spain, the other from Germany – both without a job. A polemical dialogue.

The crisis does not only cause problems – it may also offer a chance. Three Spanish success stories of young entrepreneurs from Berlin.

Which way is appropriate to combat youth unemployment? A closer look on two EU member states – Germany and Spain.

Berlin 2014: Claus Kuhlmann (video), Esther Göbel (text), Evgeny Makarov (photo), Victoria Kau (video)
Brussels 2016: Andrea Echeverria (text), Evgeny Makarov (photo), Laura Cwiertnia (text)

Lisa Magdalena Richter (lisa@generationcrisis.org)
Demokratie & Dialog e.V.
Scharnhorststraße 28.29, 10559 Berlin

E-Mail: hello@generationcrisis.org
Tel +49 30 394.052.553, Fax 394.052.515

‘Generation Crisis’ is a project series of the Berlin based think-tank Demokratie & Dialog in collaboration with the Association of Human Rights Educators AHEAD from Barcelona.‘Generation Crisis’ was hosted by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Brussels and funded by the German Representation of the European Commission. The project is supported by the German association of young media makers Jugendpresse Deutschland.


In 2014 and 2015, Generation Crisis was generously supported by Erasmus+ Youth in Action, kindly hosted by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation’s Forum für Politik und Gesellschaft, and organised in cooperation with Friends of Spain.