About youth political engagement

Young people’s engage­ment as cit­i­zens has increas­ing­ly come into the spot­light. In pol­i­tics, in the media, and in research there is an ongo­ing debate about how engaged (or not) young peo­ple are in democracies.


At d|part, we focus on research with young peo­ple to under­stand how they see the soci­eties they are a part of and how they are chang­ing our con­cep­tions of democ­ra­cies. Research on young peo­ple also always pro­vides a van­tage point for under­stand­ing the broad­er changes that our soci­eties are undergoing.


Our research looks at young people’s engage­ment in demo­c­ra­t­ic process­es, their moti­va­tions and bar­ri­ers to par­tic­i­pa­tion and young people’s atti­tudes to polit­i­cal issues. We have done exten­sive research on the issue of the low­er­ing of the vot­ing age.