Launch: Study Meaningful youth political participation in Europe – 9 March

February 28, 2022

The EU-Council of Europe Youth Partnership is hosting an online launch of the study “Meaningful youth political participation in Europe: concepts, patterns and policy implications”, with:

  • Sophia Eriksson Waterschoot, Director for Youth, Education and Erasmus+, European Commission and
  • Matjaž Gruden, Director of Democratic Participation, Council of Europe.

When: Wednesday 9 March, 11am CET

Where: Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82419742538

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/909491449732852/?active_tab=discussion

Join the conversation on the importance of youth political participation for strengthening democratic societies, and the role of the European Commission and the Council of Europe in facilitating and promoting young people’s engagement in decision-making processes.

The study, authored by Ondřej Bárta, Georg Boldt and Anna Lavizzari, explores young people’s contemporary engagement in politics, including both conventional and non-conventional channels of participation, namely voting, membership in political parties, national youth councils and youth organisations, volunteering and participation in global movements and protests.

This event is organised as a part of the #EuropeanYearOfYouth #EYY2022

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The Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth

The EU-CoE youth partnership is a co-operation programme between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth, created in 1998. It is based on the principle of a balanced involvement of the partner institutions in terms of political priorities, management, funding and visibility.