Democracy and participation

Youth Parliaments Operate on International Level


Who is behind this?

Claus Sixt

Gesellschaft für Europabildung e.V.


Who is joining forces?





Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

Youth Parliaments often stuck after a few month of their foundation, because the members are not enabled to do politics and because of missing incentives. Therefore we would like to train political tools and cooperate with youth parliaments abroad.

Where will your idea take place?

Landshut, Germany, first meeting
Mykolajiw, Ukraine or St. Germain, France, second meeting

Why does Europe need your idea?

Youth Parliaments don'twork on international level. Let's take the stage. After our successful foundation we can inspire and train young people in the minicipalities of our partners to found youth parliaments and to cooperate with us. Let's be a model for other youth parliaments and young people.

What is your impact?

There will be two new youth parliaments and we, the excisting youth parliament, will be a model for the others. We will benefit of successful projects in the towns of our partners and implement these projects in our town. We speak English. 90 per cent of our City Council don't speak it. :)

How do you get there?

Our partners motivate ten young people to found a youth parliament. In our key workshop we will show them how to found a youth parliament. In additonal workshops we teach them political tools to achieve their goals. Therefore they learn to interview politicians, to develop political demands, to write emails to politicians and to debate.

What is your story?

There were two failed attempts to found a youth parliament in our town. The young people were not enabled to do politics and incentitives were missing. You can't do it in this way! So let's take stage and show how it runs.

Who are you doing it for?

Young people who are political, but also apolitcal ones. Many apoliticals also like to have a victory about their parents (- they learn to debate- ) and to travel (- international exchange with youth parliaments - ).

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Are you a member of a youth parliament? Would you like to found a youth parliament?


Claus Sixt

Johannes Schlieter

Idea created on Jan. 9, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 14, 2018

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