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5. Participation

5.9 E-participation

The Youth Board of Cyprus encourages young people to participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of the National Youth Strategy through e-consultation processes that take place via the platform Opin. The platform resulted from a European-wide research project, the EUth that was funded by the European Commission (Horizon 2020). Eleven project partners from eight different countries have developed an open and easy-to-use online participation platform along with different mobile tools and apps for smartphones and tablets. This way, young people can get involved whenever and wherever they wish with minimum effort. The aim of the project and thus the platform, is to get more young people involved in political decision-making and increase youth trust in political institutions.

There are not any national data or studies treating the relationship between e-participation and youth political engagement.