About the project

The non-prof­it Her­tie-Stiftung shares d|part’s con­vic­tion that young peo­ple should raise their ideas con­cern­ing democ­ra­cy in pub­lic. In order to fos­ter youth par­tic­i­pa­tion, the Her­tie-Stiftung ini­ti­at­ed the project “Jugend entschei­det” that sup­ports ten Ger­man munic­i­pal­i­ties to del­e­gate polit­i­cal deci­sions on the local lev­el to young peo­ple in 2021. “Poli­tik zum Anfassen e.V.”, an expe­ri­enced orga­ni­za­tion with process sup­port, assists the munic­i­pal­i­ties and the young par­tic­i­pants in the deci­sion-mak­ing process. All project part­ners are con­vinced that young peo­ple and munic­i­pal­i­ties can learn from each oth­er to make their cities and vil­lages fit for the future. More infor­ma­tion on the project can be found on the web­site of the project.


d|part con­ducts the sci­en­tif­ic eval­u­a­tion of “Jugend entschei­det” by assess­ing the out­come of the project and the impact young peo­ple can have on good gov­er­nance on the local lev­el in Ger­many. Thus, this impact eval­u­a­tion among both the par­tic­i­pat­ing youth as well as the munic­i­pal teams will include an assess­ment of the ques­tion what “good gov­er­nance” on the local lev­el can actu­al­ly mean.