Our team is happy to present our new paper – ‘The generation of transition in Eastern Europe – a closer look’. The paper was first presented on the international conference on the topic held in Sofia last year.
Is there a generation of transition in Eastern Europe and if so, what are its values and attitudes towards democracy and active citizenship? The generation of transition is defined here as the age-cohort born in post-communist Eastern Europe between 1975 and 1995. The once that has witnessed the collapse of a totalitarian regime with an omnipresent ideology, the breakdown of economies, the dissolution of their respective countries and war. If anything, this generation is one of uncertainties. Today, the generation of transition forms the current and future leaders in politics, culture and institutions. Its members are raising and educating future generations, passing onto them values and attitudes. This makes it worthwhile investigating what this generation stands for and how formative transition has been for its worldview.