Political participation of youth

UNIC CityLabs is organizing an online event on the topic of Political participation of youth. The event is brought to you by UNIC EUR, Oulu and UCC.

Join us for an engaging event where we discuss the topic of Political participation of youth with experts from the UNIC alliance and the audience. During the event, you will attend a panel discussion, engage in group discussions, and get inspired by different practices. The panelists will be sharing about the political behavior of youth in Cork, Rotterdam, and Oulu and different ideas to stimulate the political voting behavior of youth based on previous events on this theme. This is an interactive workshop and we encourage the audience to actively participate during the event.  The purpose of this event is to connect different participants ( students, researchers, city stakeholders) interested in the topic, and offer some inspiration for practical initiatives that can be further developed. 

Target: The event is open to students, academia, local authorities, youth organizations, and anyone with an interest in this topic. 

When: 25.11, 11:00-12:30 CET

Where: Online via the following Zoom link:  https://oulu.zoom.us/j/65064485542   

Language: English  


  • Yara Toenders, postdoctoral researcher at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and Leiden University.   
  • Iida Laurila, Youth participation expert at The Finnish National Youth Council Allianssi  
  • Mair Kelly, President UCC Societies Executive 


  • 11h00 – 11h05 Welcome and context  
  • 11h05 – 11h10 Introducing the agenda 
  • 11h10 – 11h45 First part: Panel discussion. Insights about the political behavior of youth in Rotterdam, Oulu, and Cork  
  • 11h45 – 12h20 Second part: Open discussions with the audience. Highlighting ideas to stimulate the political behavior of youth from students, organizations, and participants  
  • 12h20 – 12h30 Wrap up  
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