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 18 and 30 years. The network provides young people with the necessary tools to become local changemakers and support them in their common aim to strengthen social cohesion and improve living together in communities as well as to act against division and polarisation.
- Strengthening Democracy: By giving youth a voice and engaging people at a young age, the willingness for engagement increases, showing the true meaning of democracy (e.g. participation and democratic discourses).
- Foster 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.
The activities are designed to prepare, support and accompany members working towards their goal to initiate local action, engage in a dialogue with decision-makers and advocate for their pressing issues and needs.
Experiencing democracy and participation
The network provides its members with opportunities to be engaged, exchange points of view and be heard. The network organises dialogues at eye level with politicians, experts and civil society representatives.
Members get support and and assistance for their own initiatives in their communities. Through access to the networks’ expertise and pool of best practises.