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The monthly bulletin of LEAP (European Laboratory of Political Anticipation) - 15 May 2024

Euroland 2025-2030: From reality in our pockets to virtuality, what will remain of the (European) Union?

The Euro in your pocket: A sense of belonging to Europe

The relationship we have with money is charged with affectivity and emotion, extending beyond its economic, financial, and monetary dimensions to encompass social, cultural, and emotional values. Similarly, the Euro’s introduction has profoundly influenced European attitudes, marking a significant shift. With the emergence of the Euro generation following the Erasmus generation, we witness the rise of a European Generation Z, born into a world shaped by the single currency.

Figure 1 – Generation Z = Euro Generation

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