April 12, 2023

While it was disheartening to see how youth political involvement was not high on the agenda of the participating countries during the first Summit for Democracy, as only six countries approved youth pledges, the Youth Democracy Cohort aimed to change this narrative and put youth participation at the forefront of democratic discussions during this second edition.

For that reason, during this year’s Summit for Democracy in Costa Rica, not only we reviewed our year of action and presented a Menu of possible commitments for participating states, but also launched a handbook compiling good practices on youth participation. From stories of youth-led movements to innovative approaches to voter engagement, we aimed to inspire governments and civil society to learn from and adopt these successful examples.

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