Young people are faced with political systems that don’t represent them or reflect their needs and interests.
To respond to this, the European Youth Forum is leading a Europe-wide campaign on the future of politics in Europe.
#YouthUp calls on politicians and political institutions to open up their structures and embrace the innovation and creativity of young people and youth organisations. By including young people in decision making, to “youth up” leads to better, more inclusive policies, and thus to stronger and more sustainable democratic systems.
The YouthUp definition: