13. May 2014
Why and how to involve young citizens all around Europe to raise their claims – in and beyond voting? FutureLab Europe has approached 1100 young Europeans and compiled an issue paper which provides insight and recommendations on how to better implement the young generations’ valuable impetus for Europe.
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FutureLabbers presented the publication to László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion on occasion of the FutureLab Europe Spring Conference 2014. Click here here to see how it went.
“As this FutureLab report makes clear, there are simply too few young people in decision making positions. But involving young people means more than just having youth parliaments that don’t have a real say. Participation is not just about voting in elections every couple of years – it’s about empowering people to fully participate in their societies.”
Ska Keller, one of the Green leading candidates for the European Elections
“If you do not participate, then decisions will be taken without you, and this will also mean that the decision will almost always be taken at your expense.”
László Andor, Commissioner responsible for employment, social affairs and inclusion