With 50% of the world population under 30, global democracy’s survival heavily relies on youth support. However, many young people disengage from political and civic life after experiencing politics as inaccessible. In response to this challenge, the Youth Democracy Cohort – part of the Summit for Democracy’s Year of Action – has introduced the YOUTH PARTICIPATION HANDBOOK composed by the European Democracy Youth Network (EDYN) in cooperation with the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) on the occasion of the Summit for Democracy.
The Youth Participation Handbook is a collection of 25 case studies from over 30 countries that showcases best practices for driving youth political and civic engagement in diverse socio-political contexts. This handbook serves as an inspiration for youth and democracy organizations seeking to strengthen young people’s voices in democratic processes and offers an evidence base for policy solutions to democratic governments that want to empower youth political and civic representation.