A meet up to bring together activists, educators, and everyone who cares about youth’s role in democracy. We’ll discuss how to encourage young people to become politically aware and active. In a world where exclusion, confrontation, and powerlessness feel ubiquitous, political participation is more important than ever. Especially young people face an increasingly uncertain future – shaped by others who won’t be nearly as affected by it. But studies show that awareness for the importance of democracy is declining in younger generations. At the same time, numerous student-led initiatives create high visibility and momentum for their concerns. How do these aspects relate to each other? What motivates young people to engage in politics – and how can we support and amplify their participation?
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