• Copenhagen: European women in pursuit of happiness

    By on July 7, 2016

    What's fuelling the hopes and dreams of those living in the supposedly idyllic reality that young people experience in Denmark? Do the youth of Copenhagen really have such a wealth of possibilities for the future? Our photo gallery showcases five European women, who came to the Danish capital to set the wheels of life in motion.

  • Abandoning El Dorado: The Spanish youth who leave Berlin

    By on June 2, 2016

    Berlin has taken the title of Europe's coolest city, helped along by its status as the capital of Germany – the country with the lowest youth unemployment rate in the European Union. That's why in recent years many young Spaniards have been packing their suitcases to head to Berlin to find work – although not all of them have had the same luck.

  • Copenhagen: Islam, identity and integration

    By on May 26, 2016

    More than 10 years after the controversial publication of images of the Prophet Mohammed, and a year after attacks on cartoonist Lars Vilks and a synagogue shook Copenhagen, Danish attitudes to the city’s 300,000 strong Muslim community have changed. We visit youth associations and cultural centres to discuss integration and the fight against radicalisation in a climate of Islamophobia.  

  • Inside the AfD youth wing: Alternative to... everything?

    By on May 18, 2016

    The protest party Alternative for Germany and its youth movement are stealing potential votes and supporters from both the left and the right, even in Berlin.

  • Escaping extremism: How does one leave a neo-Nazi group?

    By on May 10, 2016

    In Germany, emotions are currently running high when it comes to the topic of migration. While society debates the subject at length, neo-Nazis are finding fertile ground to spread their ideology. However, there are those within such organisations that are trying to do the exact opposite. How can one leave a neo-Nazi group while staying safe?

  • Faces of Berlin: Volunteer workforce helps refugee arrivals

    By on May 10, 2016

    During the summer of 2015, Germany opened its doors to refugees from Syria and other surrounding countries, which led to an overload of work for those state institutions set up to help refugees. A citizens' initiative “Moabit hilft” (Moabit helps) is one of the reasons why the refugee registration system hasn't entirely collapsed.

  • The young, international directors reshaping Danish film

    By on April 27, 2016

    Besides its author-driven aesthetic, Danish cinematography has been famous for strong storytelling, bold realism and dark humour. As the world is constantly changing, so are new trends within the film industry. The next generation of filmmakers are bringing their own sensibilities, ideals, topics and aesthetics; but they also have to face inevitable compromise regarding their cinematic expression.

  • Greece: Young Athenians on facing their future post-crisis

    By on April 19, 2016

    There are several reasons why young Athenians could come under the category of "disenchanted youth of Europe". While some cling to the continent as a last bastion of hope, others turn their backs on the union. We spoke to young people of different backgrounds across the Greek capital. They spoke of their experiences of living in such difficult times full of uncertainty. Portrait of a generation.

  • Meet the young Greeks voting for Golden Dawn

    By on April 12, 2016

    Golden Dawn, who many consider to be a neo-Nazi party, has seen worrying success among Greek youth. Today, amid fears of a new surge in support for the party that can no longer be fully explained by the economic crisis, one question is being asked: what motivates these young people to vote for the party? A story of hoodies, graffiti and burly looking skinheads. 

  • Teenage gangs of Brixton: Everyday London crime stories 

    By on April 8, 2016

    In London, the phenomenon of knife crime between young people has once again begun to increase. To uncover a world behind the glitz and glamour of London Bridge or Piccadilly Circus, cafébabel went to Brixton – a South London suburb with a large Afro-Caribbean population – to meet Tracey "Sour" Miller, who in the 80s was known as the most dangerous girl in Angell Town.