We strive to inform people in Europe, especially the youth, in order to equip them with the needed knowledge and to encourage them to be engaged in the democratic process in the future. We are therefore motivated to increase the participation and youth engagement in Europe and want to increase our understanding of the EU, tackle mistrust and apathy amongst the citizens through peer-to-peer education.


Recommendations on Participation in Youth & the World

Human Rights issues are not easy to tackle and there are many different areas to talk about. During the convention, the participants gained insights into various of these areas, to become aware of how many discussions and problems there are in Europe when it comes to Human Rights. Most dominant were discussions about the situation in Hungary and Poland, the Rule of Law, the situation with migrants in Europe, women’s rights, as well as Equal Rights, but also Human Rights how the EU can and should react to Human Rights violations outside of its borders.

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Recommendations on Social Inclusion

“United in diversity” is the motto of the EU. It еmbodies the importance of the different cultures and people within the Union. And social inclusion has always been a core value for the European identity. Social inclusion is a broad issue that collocates various topics on the continent like gender equality, acceptance of the LGBTQI+ community, accessibility to disabled people. Unfortunately, a significant group of young people in Europe is part of the NEETs (young people not in employment, education or training) group. The youth in Europe needs to be better included in society regardless of their social, economic or political background.

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Recommendations on Participation in Civil Society

Participation in Civil Society is a topic which is hard to pin down to just one aspect. With so many constant changes to the structure of our different societies, the Youth needs to be able and enabled, to participate actively within them. Thus of course the Youth must not wait for the world to change on its own. As a young generation it lays in our responsibility to shape the world and society of tomorrow.

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A Participants’ view on a Y Vote Convention

“We signed up for this convention without a very clear image about what “civic participation” really is, and we can say that, once it is finalized, we have a much wider knowledge, not only of that topic but also of how to address the political sphere in a clear and effective way. It all became possible in less than a week in Düsseldorf. Definitely, this convention has been a good investment of time and a great opportunity to learn a lot.

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Y Vote Convention on Health & Well-Being

Sofia, Bulgaria


Final Conference

Torino, Italy