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Crisis as Opportunity: Time to Rhithink Our Futures

As 2012 drew to a close I embarked on a three-month research project across Portugal and Spain in search of both understanding of and solutions to the unemployment crisis our generation is currently facing across Europe. Youth unemployment in both … Continue reading

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Special Report: Strike in Barcelona

Just over one week ago on the 14th of November there was a European wide strike taking place against austerity measures and cuts in Spain, Portugal, Greece, France, Italy and Belgium as well as other countries. As expected, the media … Continue reading

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Madrid: Dreams Becoming Reality

Madrid is a city full of activity and inspiration; from protests to strikes, social centres to urban gardens, the creation of cooperatives to the occupation of houses, banks and hospitals, here things are constantly moving forward and something new happens … Continue reading

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Granada: Leave, live or create?

Spain! Spain comes as a shock to me, the moment I cross the border I notice something different. In comparison to Portugal, this country is bigger, more industrial, the pace of life is faster (although still Southern European style), the … Continue reading

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Portugal: The beginning of something new

Portugal is a country full of beauty, abundance, humor and tranquility. A country full of natures paradise, melancholic fado and latin joy. A country that was once a powerful colonial empire, yet now finds itself a mere dot in global … Continue reading

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First Footsteps in Europe

So my exploration of the possible alternative futures emerging from youth living in this crisis across Europe begins with a journey overseas. For the next three months I will be living in a city within Portugal, Spain and Greece respectively. … Continue reading

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The Generation with an Alternative Future

I am tired of hearing again and again that we are the graduates, the youth, the generation with no future. To me it makes no sense and the reality is in fact quite the opposite. I look around me and … Continue reading

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Welcome

Dear friends, Welcome to my blog. It is a space to discuss and share thoughts and feelings around the issue of graduate and youth unemployment. From personal stories to political analysis, articles from friends far and near to observations and … Continue reading

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