From 18 to 20 September 2019 I participated in the symposium on “The future of young people’s political participation” which was organized in the European Youth Center in Strasbourg by the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth.

Over 120 participants, youth workers, researchers and youth experts we explored current tensions, questions, challenges and opportunities regarding the political participation of young people in today’s changing world and created a space for learning and inspiration among actors involved in this topic. Through activities of learning, we produced knowledge relating to the trends of youth political participation and came up with practical conclusions on how diverse actors can support young people’s democratic values and political engagement.

Zafeiris Sidiropaulos