PoY-Political participation of young people

Young people’s participation in social, economic and political life is crucial for a vibrant and healthy democracy. Political participation has many diverse forms - it can be conventional and 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 nature and scope of this participation is rapidly changing and evolving within the context of a shrinking space for civil society, rapid digitalisation, advancement of populist ideologies, increased inequalities, and a rise of global youth movements. Within the Perspectives on Youth, we invite you to discuss the current trends and future of young people’s political participation.