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Young people want to be shown that their views are listened to, and that decisions are taken which are good for them, not which go against them. We must put an end to corruption.
Ensure the voting age for EU Elections is 16 throughout the EU. Set up Local EU Young Peoples' Councils throughout the EU which would take the views of young people and feed their ideas into the main bodies of EU decision makers. So, groups of young people in Athens or Tallin, for instance, could ensure their voices are heard in Brussels or Strasbourg.
Some of the students claim you should organize more parties, for example rave parties, and mix it with a democratic process.
I strongly believe there's only one simple way of dealing with the EU's democratic legitimacy. Let's look at the EU? Is its constitutional structure democratic? Yes, there's a parliament of elected representatives and a council of elected national leaders and a government (commission) who must have the confidence of parliament, much like many national constitutions. So, this means that its structure is not the problem. So, let's look a little deeper, what's the defining moment in a democracy? Elections. Are electors capable of making an informed decision between European political parties? No, for a simple reason, on the ballot box, I won't find SDP EPP ALDE etc. (European parties) but I'll find national parties! On tv I'll never see an European politician trying to convince me to vote for him! So something strange happens, European elections become really a national mid election in which national governments seek popular approval for national issues. This is why the EU is perceived far! I don't know all my local regional politicians, but yet I voted for them, and so would never dream of questioning their democratic legitimacy. I'll make a proposal to anyone reading, for the 2019 European elections, let's get European parties to agree on a believable candidate that can relate to the people, on a political manifesto designed to be understood by common citizens and on a common symbol to put on ballot papers across Europe!
Nowadays, young people are affected by the career choices they make without any concrete prospects of being employed in a near future. Because of this, many of us show some diisbelief on the democratic processes and even want some drastic chances in order to see some light of the end of the tunnel. Young people, should be encouraged, since their entrance on the school system, on participating in the electoral processes, lectured on the importance of participating and making their opinion matter. So one way to do it is to encourage the participation and lecture about all the consequences, benefits and role they have and can have in their society just by voting and being engaged. Also, for us, after college, it would be a great option to have more ways to enter and to develop skills related to the democratic processes in the EU. Many young people do not understand the european union, its role and all the agendas, so I think we do need the european institutions closer to young people and not only posing as something which is only a dream job for most of us (me included).
One of the main reasons young people don't participate in European politics is exactly because they are rarely given the opportunity to do so. One great idea would be to "reserve seats" in the EU parliament for young people- promoting the election and participation of people aged 16-25 years old. The EU must promote the creation and the election of youth political parties. Also, the creation and promotion of programs similar to Model United Nations, like a Model European Parliament, would get students excited to further research European policy and understand the sociopolitical factors that influence it.
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Involvement in the democratic process and active citizenship must start at school. We cannot treat students as “citizens in waiting” throughout their entire education and expect them to know how to be active citizens once they turn 18 years old. This should start at school, if children are made part of the decision-making process, see change within their school and feel that their voices are heard on a daily basis, they will leave school knowing how to take action and believing that they can have an influence on society. Children spend around 12 years in school having all the decisions made for them behind closed doors –this could be a great opportunity to involve them in school issues (trips, timetables, holidays, the teaching programme, projects) through school wide voting, school meetings, committees, debates, projects that influence the school and are influenced by ALL students not just those in student council. I believe we cannot have a well-functioning democracy without democratic education in place. I would gladly write an essay about this 
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One of the main reasons why young people do not have a voice in the democratic process is due to their low level of political participation in the form of voting and contacting politicians. For this reason, politicians are less likely to compete for the young people's vote in the elections. This is the circle that needs to stop. To this end, young people need to be encouraged to vote more actively through civil society groups where young people are present (youth forums, sports groups, school groups etc) and actively through the education system whereby a teacher explains the electoral importance and process. By doing so, a stronger voting turnout among the young will also attract politicians to engage with young people. In the context of EP elections, actual voting age should be reduced to 16 years old across the Union and the voting periods must be unionised whereby the MEP campaigns around Europe happen during the same time and where all Europeans vote during the same time.
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People need to see their vote making a difference. Presidential elections, for example?
By improving and strenghtening the Erasmus project. I believe this measure would aid this good idea.
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