I know I am asking for trouble by posting this picture of a hitch hiking student whom I snapped at one of the city’s main motorway exits. After that conference about intergenerational solidarity and all the gloomy news about youth unemployment last week, is he not a metaphor for Europe’s young? The smile tells another story, though. Would drivers stop? And where would they take him, especially if he asked to go nowhere in particular? I wonder where he is now… In any case, he was clearly having fun.