Less than 5 in 10 youth trust their government across OECD countries in 2021 and they continue to lack voice and representation in public life. Already before the COVID-19 crisis, young people across 16 OECD countries were more likely than older people to hold a disenchanted view about democracy. The high-level event brought together more than 200 policymakers, representatives from youth associations and international partners from 56 countries to discuss how governments can strengthen the participation and representation of young people in democratic processes in times of crisis, notably in the recovery from COVID-19.
The event was organised by the OECD Public Governance Directorate in the context of the OECD Youth Week 2021.
Moritz Ader, Moritz.ADER@oecd.org
Pietro Gagliardi, Pietro.GAGLIARDl@oecd.org