What is Next Generation?

Next Generation is a research programme that gathers data to explore the needs, potential and aspirations of young people (18–30) in Turkey. Forming part of a wider British Council series, the study seeks to analyse the conditions that support young people in harnessing their potential as fulfilled, productive and active citizens.  It also explores attitudes towards the UK and what we could do to become a more trusted partner for this cohort of future leaders and decision-makers.

The overall aim of Next Generation is: 

  • Understanding youth attitudes and aspirations
  • Amplifying youth voice
  • Supporting better youth policy-making

We hope Next Generation will form the basis of substantive discussions around youth policy, both in Turkey and the UK. By bridging the divide between young people and policy makers, we can help to ensure systems truly respond to young people’s needs and help to build more open, inclusive and prosperous societies for the future.