During these times of long crisis, a study by Eurofound has shown a decline in mental health and trust in government across the EU between 2020 and 2021. 

Here are the highlights: 

  • All age groups register a low mental well-being, especially young people. 
  • The number of people who have difficulties in making ends meet has increased during the pandemic. 
  • Trust in national governments is declining as well as in public institutions. 
  • A hesitancy wave in getting vaccinated is sweeping the EU and affects men more than women. 
  • Social media and declining trust are big factors in vaccine hesitancy.

You can find the full report in English here