Published on February 20th, 2019

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.

Therefore we, the participants of the Y Vote Convention about Participation in Civil Society, propose the following recommendations:

Mental Health

The EU should create a framework that enables educational institutions to address mental health problems through counseling.

The EU should allocate funds to incentifice non-governmental and non-profit organisations to raise mental health awareness through non-formal education.

The EU should advocate for mental health support to be integrated in every national health system.

Education (Media Literacy)

We strongly encourage the European Union to create a Media Literacy funding scheme that will support educational institutions, media outlets, civil society organisations and other relevant parties’ actions dealing with this issue on a European and/or national level.

Establishing the Media Literacy funding scheme would support educational institutions, media outlets, civil society organisations and other relevant parties’ actions with media literacy professionals with a form of project based initiative. Module would consist of media literacy courses offered by already mentioned institutions, media outlets, civil society organisations to relevant instances with access to a wider range of the public.  Funding would be given to the best project proposals. The scheme would support actions in the EU candidate countries.

Social Inclusion

We recommend that the European Union empowers local information offices to provide information on minorities for society in order to faster understanding and respect for human rights.

We suggest to include LGBTQ communities, immigrants and other minorities to focus on. Furthermore it would also be beneficial to create opportunities through these information offices to inform minorities about their human rights themselves.


We recommend the EU to support NGOs and EU institutions to share best practices, create exchanges and projects with non-EU countries, mostly affected by environmental issues.

Drafted by
Anastasiya Yuryeva, Anna Bagladi, Cintia Burgony, Collin Wagenmakers, Csongrádi Péter, Daniel Cervera Martín, Elena Arsin, Elena Mrdja, Fabio Calandruccio Espino, Farid Mönkemöller, Franz-Josef Möller, Gašper Grad, Glory Pierrette, Jacqueline Marzinzik, Jessica Bonehill, Joshua Colcombe, Linda Allas, Lovro Klinar, Mario Villamor Nodal, Mignon van Vorselen, Milica Živić, Natasha Richner, Néstor Tejedor Tirados, Rados Musovic, Réka Salamon, Rok Guček, Samanta Glorya Pahole, Sandra Maksimovic, Sara Akural, Shayegh Adeli, Sofiya Haurylenka, Susan El-Gendy, Tim Milanez & Yury Lis.

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