In 2011 the so-called Arab spring revolutions led to a profound change in the migratory flows of populations from the African continent, across the Mediterranean Sea and Italy, directed towards Europe. In the following years, similar phenomena occurred for the populations of the Middle East and Central Asia, directed towards the same destinations.
Most of these migrants are the so-called millennials, i.e. girls and boys aged between 18 and 25 years. Millennials’ characteristics vary by region and individual, and the group experiences a variety of social and economic conditions. They are however generally marked by their maturity in the information age and feel comfortable using digital technologies and social media.
The research @ better life started from a simple question: do millennials in these developing countries think and act differently than their European and American peers? With a group of scholars and researchers from Italy, Tunisia, Pakistan, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and US we tried to answer this question.