60 Ideas for Europe

As stated in the Agenda 21, children and youth have a right to participate in all decisions that will affect them. This is the case for most political decisions. So far there are only a few examples of full-scale youth participation in political decision-making processes in Europe. In most cases it is limited to “listening to the kids” before getting down to real business. We need an increased committment to implementing youth participation. A 5-year action plan on how to achieve full-schale youth participation in all political decisions in the EU should be developed.

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