Should we be looking for new approaches, methods and solutions the old way or do we have to redefine the realm of labour? New questions and challenges arise. At a Friends of Europe-debate on Europe’s ‘lost generation’, Minister Ruairí Quinn (Minister for Education and Skills) gave an interview to ScienceGuide. “It is realistic to point out to youngsters that the fat years are definitively over, and they are not coming back either. Within seven years China will deliver more qualified young people now than Europe and the U.S. together.” Article by Tony van Acquoy (TSIF) for the EurObserver AEGEE-Groningen, July 2013