Youth Participation Good Practices in Different Forms of Regional and Local Democracy

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Youth Participation Good Practices in Different Forms of Regional and Local Democracy:

Recorded in October 2019

Participation in Different Forms of Regional and Local Democracy

Contributors

Author: Lotem Perry-Hazan

Publisher: The Finnish Youth Research Network

Date: 2015

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Report

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children, Young People

Developed with children and young people? Not Specified

Type of participation: Unknown

Availability: Open Access

Keywords: Democracy, Good Practice, Youth Participation

Introduction

Youth in Europe are politically engaged and having their say at the local level in many fields of democracy. Nevertheless, often political activeness is only considered to be the act of voting in mainstream elections.

Moreover, it can be observed that local decision-making rarely has the ability to utilize the messages generated by such youth activity. This publication comprehensively highlights the political engagement of youth.

Additionally, the publication considers whether the versatility of youth participation and its scope of impact are sufficiently supported by European policy documents concerning youth participation, the guidelines based on such documentation, internationally ratified codes of practice and national legislations.