The long-standing research project of FEPS “The Millennial Dialogue” brought about fascinating insights with regards to the aspirations and expectations of the so-called Millennial generation (those aged 15 – 35, born between 1980 – 2000) towards politics and political systems.

Going beyond the usual labels of ‘lazy’ and ‘apathetic’, the global youth engagement initiative of FEPS myth busted the common negative perceptions attributed to this generation. The research showed that even though young people are disillusioned with the current state of politics they are also optimistic and ready to engage in a constructive debate for its improvement. FEPS Millennial Dialogue research initially launched in Europe and its gradual expansion all over the world consistently showed that Millennials want more and are expecting more from their governments, traditional political institutions and the European Union.