In many states in the Middle East and beyond, young people are unable to influence politics and societal decision-making processes to the extent that they would like. At the same time, young people are particularly heavily affected by many political decisions, for example, changes relating to education, labour or climate policy. Young people are often more open to change and keen to adopt a more sustainable strategy for tackling problems. While this does not mean that they are fundamentally better decision-makers, their voices should be heard in political decision-making processes. The following paper presents possible ways of enabling young people to become politically involved in existing institutions and/or independent organisations.
This topic is discussed more in detail in our full article. Unfortunately, it is available only in Arabic.