Articles on the Four Freedoms

Our series presents the life and thoughts of middle-European youth. In portraits and reports we show what these youngsters think of the world and their role in it. How do they see their opportunities and challenges – as a youngster, as a young adult, as a citizen of their hometown, their nation and the European Union.

The power of unity – Business success in Miercurea Ciuc

This article illustrates the opportunities, challenges and hardship of young entrepreneurs in Miercurea Ciuc. The stories of two gentlemen explains what motivates Transylvanian entrepreneurs in the tough life of business.

Young adults of the Hungarian ethnic minority in Transylvania – as the professors of Babeş-Bolyai University of Kolozsvár see them

We had a discussion with dr. Réka Geambaşu and dr. Valér Veres, teachers of the Hungarian Sociology and Social Work Facility of the Babeş-Bolyai University of Kolozsvár, about the opportunities, future, and difficulties on the labour market for the young adults of the Hungarian ethnic minority in Transylvania.

It is important that Hévíz may be loved by them as well

How do the youth feel in a city where there are better capabilities than on the average, but almost everything is about healing and resting? Where and how do they imagine their future? What does the city do so that they see life in Hévíz as an attractive future? We talked with József János Kepli, the deputy mayor of Hévíz; Boldizsár Nagy, the principal of Bibó István Gimnázium és Kollégium of Hévíz; and Balázs Horváth, a senior at Bibó Gimnázium.

Does the Youth Have a Hard Life These Days? The Lessons Learned from a Survey

According to a survey including nearly 500 people from Western Transdanubia, Transylvania and Belgrade, young people of the age of 15-29 believe that it is difficult to start adult life: laying the independent financial foundation of their lives is the hardest task of all. It takes long to find a profession they are passionate about, and one they are good at as well. The majority of them imagine their future abroad: they place their confidence in finding their prosperity and well-being somewhere else, in a country where they can provide themselves with a better life.

The hard-workers, who persistent are the most successful

According to a survey including nearly 500 people from Western Transdanubia, Transylvania and Belgrade, young people of the age of 15-29 believe that the elemental key to their well-being is to be persevering, hardworking and talented, and also to have a good upbringing. They aspire to find their place in the world, to lay down a secure financial basis and to live in a happy relationship.

The Image of the EU is positive. However: remote

What do Hungarians, Romanians, Slovenians and Austrians think about the EU? To what extent are they aware of their rights and the EU’s potentials as a citizen of the Union? On the other hand, how do the Serbians elaborate on the topic of EU, while still waiting for green lights to join the integration? This article aims to present the results of a survey, made for the ‘EU3doms – Debate on the Future of the Four Freedoms of the European Union project.