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Youth and Elections - Shaping the EU's future
Youth and Elections - Shaping the EU's future

Author(s): Bogoljub J. Karić
Subject(s): Electoral systems
Published by: Mednarodni inštitut za bližnjevzhodne in balkanske študije IFIMES
Keywords: EU-elections;
Summary/Abstract: According to certain experts, the insufficient representation of young voters has a detrimental impact on the quality of decisions made in both local and national representative bodies. This is because these bodies tend to focus excessively on past issues rather than addressing future developmental concerns. Thus, lowering the voting age to 16, as proposed, would foster a more balanced intergenerational influence on local and national decision-making processes. It is time to take decisive action, such as lowering the voting age, to empower young people to actively participate in shaping their future in the present moment.

  • Page Count: 5
  • Publication Year: 2024
  • Language: English