Engaging Young Voices: A Seminar on Youth Involvement in European Democracy

Mar 18, 2024

Citizens engagement EU values and Enlargement

Are you passionate about democratic participation and eager to explore innovative methods to engage youth voices in the upcoming European Parliament (EP) elections? Would you like to discuss how to engage young people in elections and in EU and member states in the upcoming years? What tools prove most effective? What lessons have we learned about what works and what doesn’t? 

If so, mark your calendars for April 12th, 2024, 14:00-16:00, for a digital interactive seminar  on relevant methods for youth involvement in European democracy. Hosted by the Erasmus+, funded project Eye of the Voter, together with ALDA and other project partners, such as FABEL, Odpowiedzialna Polityka, and UNISER, aims to explore potential methods that can leverage work that aims to engage first and second time voters in democratic practice and to inspire action among civil society activists interested in democratic participation and the EP elections.

During the event, representatives of several projects and organisations will showcase their initiatives that successfully engage young people in democratic activism:

  • “Domestic” Election Observation: Hear firsthand experiences from two participants who observed elections in Poland in 2023. Gain valuable insights into engaging young individuals in election processes.
  • Explore the innovative use of youth-led citizen journalism with Orientuj się, a Polish new media platform. Learn how they garnered over 5 million likes on TikTok, reaching a vast audience and amplifying youth voices.
  • Discover inspiring examples of local activism linking the local and European levels, such as the TALE project, where you will be able to hear the journey of a “changemaker” spreading awareness about the EU elections.

The seminar, planned as part of the European Youth Week activities, will feature a dynamic format, including short presentations, followed by interactive discussions in breakout groups.

Join us for an enriching discussion on methods for youth involvement in European democracy. Whether you’re an experienced activist, a representative of an organisation empowering youth, a civil servant within a municipality, or new to the cause, there’s something for everyone in this seminar!


To secure your spot at this seminar, please register here

To find out more about the Eye of the voter project, check here!

Engage, inspire, and empower – let’s make a difference together in shaping the future of European democracy!