Youth Network


The ACT NOW Youth Network

The ACT NOW Youth Network is a community of young citizens from Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa between the ages of 18 and 30. The network provides young people with the necessary tools to become local changemakers and support them in their common goal of strengthening social cohesion and improving how we live together in communities, as well as taking action against division and polarisation.

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Throughout the year, the network offers free sessions for all the knowledge and skills young changemakers need to turn their ideas into reality, make themselves heard and get their projects off the ground. Members are invited to participate in a variety of free interactive workshops, training sessions, networking and exchange opportunities as well as other events and activities.

We decide together which topics we want to discuss, what skills we want to learn, what stories we want to hear. In free monthly workshops, we learn new tools and share knowledge to be better equipped in improving our living together and develop solutions for our communities.

Sign up here to apply for a membership in the ACT NOW Youth Network

our mission

  • Strengthening Democracy: By giving young people a voice and involving them at a young age, the willingness to engage later on increases, and it helps them establish a connection between their lives and democratic processes and institutions (e.g. participation and democratic discourse).
  • Fostering innovative political problem-solving and new approaches by bringing together young people with decision-makers to share ideas, perspectives and experiences.
  • By supporting young people in actively shaping local circumstances and letting them experience this inclusive and cohesive community, we hope to not only inspire the politics of tomorrow – but also the politicians of tomorrow.

our actions


Members participate in a variety of free training activities to develop and improve their skills, and learn from each other, experienced trainers and our pool of best practices.

training Activities

The activities are designed to prepare, support and guide members in relation to their goal of initiating local action, engaging in dialogue with decision-makers and advocating for their pressing issues and needs.

Experiencing democracy and participation

The network provides its members with opportunities to become engaged, exchange points of view and have their voices heard. The network also organises dialogue events where members can engage with politicians, experts and civil society representatives on an equal footing.


Members meet virtually, physically, locally and globally to share ideas and experiences with each other, with decision-makers and civil society experts, which builds up their international contacts and enhances their opportunities. They become part of an international community, receive support, become inspired, gain knowledge and make friends.

Hands-on support

Members receive support and assistance with their own initiatives in their communities through access to the networks’ expertise and pool of best practices.

our voices