Abstract: Migration and the ensuing multiculturalism and multilingualism are key factors of social change in our cities. The increasing presence of adolescents and young people from the second generation of immigrants is one of the most relevant issues. They ask to be recognized as members of a generation that is different from that of their parents, which has its own specificities. These persons are struggling with a never resolved past and with a complex present and, above all, they are part of the future of the Italian society.
Keywords: migration, adolescence, intercultural education, globalization, integration, multicultural society, conflict, identity, social trends, social changes.
To cite the article: ZANNONI, Federico. “Second generation or generation of change? The impact of second generation immigrants on the present and the future of Italian society”. International Journal of Cross-Cultural Studies and Environmental Communication 1.1 (2014): 85-96.