The purpose of the study is to reveal the complex picture of inequality in Europe. As part of the UPLIFT project, this framework study has been separated into two parts. The first part identifies the main drivers of different inequalities in Europe. It also discusses how the driver specifically impacts the young generation, i.e., those aged 15-29, and try to find evidence of the impact of the drivers, particularly in the wake of the 2008-09 financial crisis. The second part of the framework study aims to develop a typology of metropolitan areas in Europe according to variables related to competitiveness and social cohesion. Our colleagues, Márton Medgyesi and István György Tóth contributed to the study among others. The leader of the UPLIFT consortium is the Metropolitan Research Institute.