A growing intellectual unemployment and the poverty that affects more and more skilled young people seem to be common and transversal features of the economic growth inside global financial capitalism.
The revolts of the Maghreb-Mashreq constitute a reference point for reading the political transformations of our time. A changing scenario in which no-one has tools ready to grasp the complexity of such radical ruptures. Youth and students are the subject to blackmail, by now impoverished, but with a degree in hand, and ever so close to all those in Europe who see the Mediterranean, and especially the Maghreb, as something far away.
From the Maghreb - Mashreq revolts to the European movements, there is an urgent need to open a real debate on democracy, starting from a central element such as welfare. On what basis is the reclaim of rights the recomposing weave among different generations and actors at the transnational level?
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