Topic 3 What is the role of youth in taking action?

Every day decisions are made across the globe that affect people everywhere, however in many incidents, decisions are made that affect youth without their consultation and participation in the process.

Active Citizenship supports youth to:

  • Challenge perceptions and misconceptions of being young
  • Foster youth participation in decision-making and democratic citizenship
  • Educate the public about youth issues and youth priorities
  • Offer a new alternative, innovative solutions to global issues
  • Understand further the role of youth by reading this article (only available in EN).

Discovering Children as Active Citizens

Watch this 10 minute Ted-Talk by Stephanie VanHouten on how young children can be active citizens.