Young people and change in politics

Photography: Martu Väisänen.

In 2021, its second year of operation, Think tank Alkio will continue to promote democracy and equal opportunities for political participation. This is essential for peace and trust in society, the political system, political parties, and the continuity of democracy.

This research project will target 15-29-year-olds and is a continuation of previous youth research done by Think tank Alkio. The project will generate concrete policy proposals which aim at developing the political system to better meet the democracy demands of young people in particular.

This will be achieved by compiling multidisciplinary, extensive party research data from both national and international sources as well as through focused interviews with young people.

In addition, the project will examine the voting behavior of young people in Finnish municipal elections and their views on political parties as well as the European Union.

Additional information:

Pauliina Maukonen