Saturday the 4th of May 2019 6 am to 6 am the next day

24h Europe - The next Generation

Europe, real time, for 24 hours

A day to feel Europe’s pulse and connect with its 18- to 30-year-olds. These 60 young people from a variety of backgrounds in 26 European countries go about their daily lives, and talk about their dreams, fears, worries and wishes. This one-of-a-kind record of today’s youth and manifesto for the future will run for a full 24 hours, from 6 am to 6 am the next day.


Partners channels

24h Europe – ARTE (in six languages) 24h Europe – ARTE (in six languages)
24h Europe - RBB 24h Europe - RBB
24h Europe - SWR 24h Europe - SWR
24h Europe - BR 24h Europe - BR
24h Europe - ARD Alpha 24h Europe - ARD Alpha
24h Europe - RTBF 24h Europe - RTBF
24h Europe - YLE 24h Europe - YLE
24h Europe - ČT 24h Europe - ČT

This day-long programme will be a deep dive into their universe in Sofia, Toulouse, Barcelona, Almería, Belgrade, Zurich, Lesbos, Helsinki, Magnitogorsk, Berlin, Namur, Tallinn, Sarajevo, Kautokeino, Warsaw or Iceland’s fjords. Some of them have opted out of the mainstream, others embraced religion; some are open to the world, others nationalistic and attached to their homeland; some are privileged, others underprivileged. They are outcasts, farmers, fishers, IT developers, female rickshaw drivers, kick-boxers, doctors, teachers, students, apprentices, nurses, DJs, artists, animal photographers, businesswomen and jobseekers. Some are in minorities, some on the front line, some political activists. They speak different languages, live in secluded villages or large metropolises, and some are fighting for women’s rights. Most were born in Europe, a few fled to Europe.



Artistic direction: Britt Beyer
Directors: Britt Beyer, Vassili Silovic
Idea and concept: Volker Heise
Producers: Thomas Kufus and Kornelia Theune (zero one film), Pierre-Olivier Bardet (Idéale Audience)
RBB/SWR/BR/RTBF/YLE/CT/ARTE, zero one film, Idéale Audience
Head of project ARD: Martina Zöllner (rbb)
Coordination ARD: Dr. Markus Nievelstein (ARTE Deutschland)
Commissioning Editors: Carolin Mayer (rbb), Manuel Tanner (rbb), Claire Isambert (ARTE G.E.I.E.), Catherine Le Goff (ARTE G.E.I.E.), Alex Szalat (ARTE France), Anne Charbonnel (ARTE France), Gudrun Hanke-El Ghomri (SWR), Sonja Scheider (BR), Erkko Lyytinen (YLE), Marika Kecskémeti (YLE Thema), Isabelle Christiaens (RTBF), Markéta Štinglová (CT)
With the support of the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Germany/France, 2018; 24 x 60 min./1,440 min
1st release