Some recent on-line participation projects targeting young people are listed below.
OurSpace is the digital platform for
young people where you they express their thoughts over politics,
society, economy and debate them with politicians and peers across
HUWY supports young people to influence policies
related to the Internet (http://www.huwy.eu).
is from the city of Lausanne (Getting Teenager to participate
project). The task proofed to be challenging: the city of Lausanne
decided to establish a youth council and in order to attract
applications for it, the decision was made for a two folded campaign,
using online (e.g. facebook, youtube) and offline media (e.g.
posters). For the design and implementation a media agency was
contracted. The (failed) campaign was evaluated by the University of
Lausanne and the Graduate School of Public Administration and showed
how difficult it is in fact to motivate young people to participate
in political engagement beyond organized structures. Yet, some
interesting findings from the motivated youngster who handed in an
application suggest that various factors contribute to becoming
active as a young person, such as idealism to improve the world,
political discussions with parents or active members of the family
who serve as example, previous (voluntary) experiences (Source: