Europe at risk of creating a ‘lost generation’ of refugee youth 9 June 2021 New research sounds the alarm on the risks facing young refugees in Europe on their eighteenth birthday. The report looks at how young refugees across Europe are falling through the gaps and into homelessness, exploitation and danger. Looking at the practices of five European countries, it finds that all of them have failed to protect and support this age group. As a result, they struggle to integrate into their new societies. The research pinpoints some of the reasons behind this: incoherent policies, sparsely available essential services like language classes and difficulties finding information on their rights.