Assignment: Open Story: iReport's European road trip
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Created November 1, 2011 by
As world leaders prepare to gather in Cannes this week for the annual G20 summit, a generation of young people are being left out in the cold, forced to fend for themselves in the wake of the economic crisis.
Youth unemployment rates are at a record high: In Spain, it is at a staggering 44%. In Italy it's 28% while France does slightly better at 21%.
CNN will be embarking on a road trip around Europe to hear from young people and find out what their frustrations and fears really are. We'll be reaching out via social media to organize mini "town hall meetings" where we want to hear from YOU!
Here's what you can do: meet up with us when we visit your city (see schedule below), or share your thoughts here on iReport about what you're facing and what we should discuss on our trip.
Come join us (We promise there'll be coffee and snacks!)
- Tuesday, November 1: Munich, Germany
- Wednesday, November 2: Milan, Italy
- Thursday, November 3: Marseille, France
- Friday, November 4: Barcelona, Spain
If you can't meet up with us in person, we still want to hear from you. Submit a photo or video that tells us why you are young and employed. We'd also like to hear what you think should be done to solve the problem.