Workshop „GenZ-Europe“

von Chris Scholz am Juli 5, 2016

Initial Conference: : Nov. 27./28./29. 2016 in Saarbruecken, Germany

Goal of the Conference
Next Steps
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Opening in a typical restaurant in Saarbruecken


Goal of the Conference

Comparative analysis of similarities and differences of the “Gen Z in Europe” based, between others, on the following indicators:

  • attitude towards education,
  • working life
  • work-life balance;
  • levels of interaction and communication (digital / analog)

The findings should , between others, be matched with:

  • geographical
  • social
  • cultural
  • educational

environment and the fit to value systems for the European region. A group of researchers from important countries met to discuss these issues and plan form a powerful, long-lasting network.



Country representatives:



Bulgaria: Mariya Karaivanova (St. Kliment Ohridski University, Sofia) & Kristine Klein (picture / Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbruecken)



Germany: Christian Scholz (Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbruecken)



Netherlands: Aart Bontekoning (Generatiewerk, Haaren)





Portugal: Miguel Chaves (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)





Russia: Daria Vyugina (Lomonosov Moscow State University)





Serbia: Slavko Alčakovic (Singidunum University, Belgrade)





Spain: Maria Victoria Sanagustin Fons (Universidad de Zaragoza)





Switzerland: Martina Mousson (gfs.bern ag)




UK: Emma Parry (Cranfield University, London)



This project is part of the research conducted at the Institute of Prof. Scholz dealing with Generation Z, with connection to the European Institute of Advanced Behavioural Management, and in particular with respect to the coordination activities to he Europa Kolleg Collegium Europium Universitatis Saraviensis (CEUS).



Prof. Dr. Christian Scholz, is the responsible for the content of the Workshop. Since 1986 he is with the University of Saarland and holds the Chair for Organizational Behaviour, HRM and Information Management. He is also founding director of the Europa-Institut at Saarland University (1990). From 2010 to 2012 he has been dean of the faculty of law and business. You can reach him via E-Mail .



Anne Rennig is Managing Director of the Collegium Europaeum (CEUS) at Saarland University. The institution’s research focus on Europe led her to the question whether there is an ‚European Generation Z‘. Having originally a scientific background in Comparative Literature, the cooperation with Prof. Scholz was her first contact to the field of generational research. She found it quite interesting!



Next Steps

Currently we are

  1. preparing a joint symposium to be submitted to a major conference
  2. planning a book
  3. thinking about a new conference

We keep you up to date!


Some Links to Our Project