For the last decades young Europeans have been enjoying the free space of opportunities in a growing, confident and welcoming Europe. They work, travel and study unimpeded by geographical and social borders, which defined and limited the lives of the earlier generations, especially in Eastern Europe.
And yet paradoxically, the disenchantment with Europe`s idea is today the central theme of many discussions across the EU. The professional Eurosceptics, populists, nationalists and various religious groups exploit this crisis and amplify the signal of "the end of Europe". Where does this crisis originate? Is it the stress of rapid globalisation? Have the elites become detached from the reality on the street and are losing their legitimacy as representatives? Or is it a crisis of participation, which made European peace and stability possible?