Youth Barometer 2016: A Look to the Future

The Youth Barometer is an annual publication that studies the values and attitudes of young people aged 15–29 years who live in Finland. The theme of the 2016 Youth Barometer is the future. The future was examined from a personal and a global perspective. According to the Youth Barometer, 83 per cent of young people are optimistic about their future, but only 55 per cent believe Finland has a bright future and 25 per cent believe the world has a bright future. Faith in one’s own future is strengthening, but faith in the world’s future and in Finland’s future as a homeland has clearly weakened.

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Exceptional Life Courses

Exceptional Life Courses – Elite Athletes and Successful Artists in 2000s Finland is an abbreviated English translation of two books published in Finnish, one of which deals with the life courses of artists and the other with those of athletes. For both groups, the analysis starts from the childhood home and reaches the very top of the artists’ and athletes’ careers.

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New publication on youth in the Barents Region

I am Fire but my Environment is the Lighter is based on analysing the art works of young people living in the Barents Region. The purpose of the study is to provide an insight into how the youth of the Barents Region view their lives and analyse the implications of these experiences for youth policy. The study uses artistic methods to explore the conditions, youth cultures, and daily life situations of the young residents.

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Research

The Finnish Youth Research Society carries out research operations through the Finnish Youth Research Network.

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