European Year of Youth 2022
To mark 2022 being the European Year of Youth, Eurostat published the proportion of young people at regional level in the EU. As of the 1st January 2020, 73.6 million people or one out of every 6 people was aged between 15 and 29 years old. 51 per cent (37.8 million) were young men and 49 per cent (35.8 million) were young women. In Ireland, there were 919,301 people between the ages of 15 and 29 years of age, equating to 18.5 per cent of the overall population.
There was an almost even split between three age categories:
Aged 15-19 – 323,325
Aged 20-24 – 305,817
Aged 25-29 – 290,159
The European Commission is making a commitment to the youth of Europe by acknowledging that it “needs the vision, engagement…