Youth participation in political, social and economic life is crucial for a healthy democracy.

It has many diverse forms - it can be conventional or unconventional, including activities such as voting, being members of political parties, serving on a local youth council, engaging through a youth organisation, or taking part in online political activism, boycotts, or a protest movement. The Youth Partnership research on youth participation aims to contribute to a better understanding of the phenomena linked to youth political participation by looking at a range of topics, including ​shrinking space for civil society, gender, digitalisation, new forms of participation, participation in climate movements, EU Youth Dialogue, impact of Covid-19 on youth spaces, advancement of populist ideologies, increased inequalities, and a rise of global youth movements.