About: Youth politics

Brexit 18-08-2016

Brexit: The lost generation

Research conducted after the Brexit vote has tended to highlight a generation gap, with young people failing to turn out on voting day and feeling let down by the older ones. The research was later contradicted but if there is such a gap, what is the solution? asks Melanie Sully.

Mr Timmermans, blaming young people will not encourage them to engage in politics

Democracy is broken, but when leaders like Frans Timmermans blame people who do not participate in a system they view as outdated and obsolete, they only help create a generation of disillusioned young people, writes Joahnna Nyman on International Youth Day.

How to fix our broken democracy

Young people are often described as politically apathetic or lazy, but if the current generation of politicians made more effort to include them in decision-making, they would find that young people really do care, argues Johanna Nyman.
Economy & Jobs 05-01-2016

Commission urged to unblock Erasmus+ funds for Greek NGOs

The European Youth Forum has urged the European Commission to restore Erasmus+ funding for Greek NGOs. EURACTIV Greece reports.
EU Priorities 2020 20-10-2015

Crowdsource youth politics to boost voter turnout

Young people are not truly represented in European politics. This is a sign that our democracy is broken, and that we should redouble our efforts to increase participation, argues Allan Päll.
EU Elections 2014 08-04-2014

Centre-right youth wants to change EU decision-making rules

A Brussels' debate on the involvement of young people in EU politics turned sour for a while when Commissioner László Andor and the representative of the European People's Party (EPP) youth chapter clashed over the functioning of the union and why the 28-country bloc is unattractive to young voters.

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