Youth in politics: deeds, not words
03-12-2021 12:00 - 13:00
The demand for new faces in politics is a staple for many democracies. It typically means engaging young enthusiastic people with fresh ideas and innovative thinking.
It is very important to ensure that diverse segments of the population are well represented in both local and national politics — otherwise, the democracy loses its meaning. But how easy is it for a young person to enter politics and what does it take to become a young politician?
Together with the Ukrainian-Danish Cross-Political Network, we invite you to join the discussion between the representatives of youth wings of Ukrainian and Danish political parties. They will talk about their motivation to start a political career, the specialties of the political involvement in both countries, as well as challenges of running for elections.
We will also be discussing ways of engaging young people in politics and making the field more attractive to them.
Our speakers (the list will be updated once all participants are confirmed):
- Oleksandr Afanasiev, representative for the Batkivshchyna Moloda
- Jakob Kjærsgaard, representative for the Dansk Folkepartis Ungdom (Youth of Danish People’s Party)
- Maryna Oliinyk, representative for the Democratic Alliance (youth wing)
- Amelia Lund Dahlgaard, representative for the Alternativets Unge
The event will be moderated by Julie Arnfred Bojesen, Director of the Ukrainian-Danish Youth House.
When? December 3, 12:00-13:00 (GMT+2)
Where? Online on our Facebook page
In what language? English (translation services will not be provided)