We are part of the biggest youth population the world has ever seen! We are also politically active, engaged and often at the forefront of many global movements and youth-led organisations.
However, we are also the generation most likely to “opt-out” of conventional political processes. Voter turnout at elections is lowest among young people, and political parties struggle to recruit young members.
How can we bridge this growing distance between young people and political institutions? We need to make sure that all young people have access to their right to participate in democracy and this means removing barriers and creating equal opportunity. We can do this with better citizenship education, electoral reform and lowering the voting age.
Learn more about what the Youth Forum is doing, below!
#EUElections2019: young people and democracy
In just two weeks, ?? citizens will go to the polls to elect a new European Parliament. But what are young people thinking about the elections? ? We went throughout Europe to ask young people their thoughts on democracy.