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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki


9. Youth and the World

Young people’s attitudes towards public matters is rapidly changing. The turnout in the 18-29 age group during the 2018 municipal elections was 37%, while during the first round of the presidential elections in 2020 it reached 64.5% (and for the first time in years matched the average across the population, having been markedly lower in previous years). Young people are raised in an individualistic manner in school, but they also feel an increasing need for a community. Not finding sufficient channels for articulating their needs, they create new, grassroots forms of activity for themselves, particularly in the field of fighting the climate change.