Beyond 2020: Global Youth – Voices & Futures

Christian Kurz

SVP of Global Insights at Viacom CBS

Learning Objectives

2020 has been a challenging year. From the ongoing global pandemic, to police brutality and systemic racism sparking protests around the world, to disasters caused by climate change and activism around the environment – last year has brought a huge amount of change, disruption and uncertainty.

Beyond 2020: Global Youth - Voices & Futures is an exploration of how the events of 2020 are shaping young people’s plans, beliefs and attitudes for the future.

Key Takeaways:

  • While 2020 has been an extremely challenging year, young people remain optimistic, and they see themselves as being part of a better world in the future as a result

  • The events of 2020 have prompted a desire for stability and a feeling among young people that they will need to work harder than ever to achieve their goals

  • While their futures remain uncertain, young people around the world are excited and eager to make the most of what comes next