The Allianz Foundation Study series creates a new basis of data and insights for Europe’s risktakers in civil society, the cultural sector and politics. Our research findings help advance their committed work for equitable opportunities, open societies and climate justice.
Our impact-oriented research is centered around a large-scale survey that is carried out in Europe every two years among Generation Y (people age 27 to 39) and Generation Z (ages 18 to 26).
Three questions are at the core of our work:
In what kind of society do we want to live in the future?
How do we fight climate change, societal divisions and social injustice?
What risks are we willing to take to win this fight?
Our research is informed by real-world expertise and needs – and is based upon the principles of good scholarly practice.
Our findings do not only inform our own funding and programming. They also lay the groundwork for additional forms of participation. For example, a European workshops series across several countries in which social movement leaders, artists and other forward-thinkers develop scenarios for civic engagement, both locally and across national borders. This way, facts become insights, and insights get turned into actions.
The Allianz Foundation Next Generations Study 2023 shows on how young Europeans imagine and shape a future society. The Study is based on the representative survey of 10,000 young adults (aged 18 to 39) in Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom. More Information.
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How can we encourage more young people to take civic action and to pull together? To address this question, the Allianz Foundation invited 78 leading voices from civil society, the arts and journalism to seven interactive Future Labs in seven European cities — Athens, Berlin, Istanbul, London, Palermo, Prizren and Warsaw. The Report summarizes the most promising strategies for civil society and its public and private supporters. More Information.
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Across Europe, social movements are fighting against social injustice and global warming. The Allianz Foundation Risktaker Pulse sheds lights on what their leaders see as the most pressing future risks and opportunities. The report is based on more than 75 hours of interviews with 59 social movement leaders in Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom. More Information.
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Impact-oriented research is not conducted in isolation. With our Research Advisory Board, we invite additional perspectives from civil society, the cultural sector, academia and the media into the design and dissemination of our studies.
Free Expression & Free Media Advocate
Joanna Krawczyk is the deputy managing director of GMF East in Warsaw. Prior to joining GMF, Joanna served as the president of the board of the Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation and as chairwoman of the Leading European Newspaper Alliance (© Zuza Krajewska).
Professor of Public Health & Education
Prof. Dr. Klaus Hurrelmann is professor of public health and education at the Hertie School in Berlin. His areas of research include youth, health and education policy. Klaus has been the co-author of the renowned Shell Youth Study for over a decade (© Hertie School).
Climate Justice Activist & Author
Magid Magid is a climate justice activist and author who came to the UK as a refugee. He is the founder and director of the Union of Justice, an people-of-color-led organization dedicated to racial justice and climate justice. Magid was a member of the European Parliament and was also an elected councilor in the City of Sheffield (© Union of Justice).
Director ECF Germany
Elias Perabo is the director of the European Climate Foundation (ECF) in Germany. Prior to joining ECF, Elias worked for Klima-Allianz Deutschland and later chaired the German-Syrian human rights organization Adopt a Revolution, which supports Syrian grassroots groups in their civil society work (© Cliff Lucas).
Social and Political Activist
Patrizia Pozzo is a social and political activist and a member of the Coordinating Collective of the DiEM25 movement. Patrizia has extensive experience in the communications industry and is also a member of the Fondazione Studio Rizoma in Palermo, an international hub advancing cultural and social programs. Studio Rizoma belongs to the Allianz Foundation Hubs Network (© Fondazione Studio Rizoma).
Director Victoria Square Project & Curator
Niovi Zarampouka-Chatzimanou is the director of the Victoria Square Project and the curator of its long-term research program “Who is the Contemporary Athenian?”. Niovi is the co-founder of MΕΣΑ Museum of People’s Free Thinking, a contemporary art outreach project for prisoners in Greece (© Pavlos Fyakis).
You have questions about our research? Please contact Simon.
Dr. Simon Morris-Lange develops and leads the research and knowledge-sharing activities at Allianz Foundation. He oversees the Allianz Foundation Study series which investigates how young Europeans envision a future society and what they are willing to do – including the risks they are willing to take – to shape this future
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We assembled 36 stakeholders from politics and civil society to meet in Rome and Athens as part of the Allianz Foundation Future Dialogues, organized in close collaboration with our local partners in Italy and Greece. The participants discussed the Allianz Foundation Next Generations study findings and their implications for Italy and Greece.
After releasing our Allianz Foundation Next Generations Study: 'The Movers of Tomorrow?' on October 31, we asked Jasemin Seven from the Young Islam Conference to reflect on our findings. Read her blog about the findings in the German context here.
Climate crisis, war, inequality: Europe’s young adults are concerned about their future. This is revealed by the first Next Generations Engagement Study by the Allianz Foundation. However, almost half of those surveyed are prepared to become more engaged – most of all, for the climate. This is one of the findings produced by the Allianz Foundation’s first engagement study.
Before releasing our Allianz Foundation Next Generations Study: 'The Movers of Tomorrow?' on October 31, we asked Aleksandra Łoboda to reflect on our findings. Read her blog about the findings in the Polish context here.
Before releasing our Allianz Foundation Next Generations Study: 'The Movers of Tomorrow?' on October 31, we asked our Fellow Magid Magid to reflect on our findings. Read his blog here.
Between February 24 and March 15, 2023, the Allianz Foundation held seven Future Labs in seven European cities. The Future Labs are a place of networking, peer learning and exchange for Risktakers from across Europe and the Mediterranean.
The views, visions and experiences of social movement leaders, artists and other risktakers can serve as a valuable resource for civil society. In order to share their first-hand knowledge, the Allianz Foundation Risktaker Pulse has captured insights from 59 risktakers in five European countries.