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EACEA National Policies Platform


5. Participation

Last update: 20 March 2024

This chapter describes policies targeting young people's political participation and civic engagement in Denmark.

Denmark has no regular formal consultation body at the state level, such as a youth parliament or a youth council. Nevertheless, there are several opportunities for young people to engage in decision-making processes, for instance via municipal youth councils or a broad range of youth panels. Furthermore, student unions, pupil councils and youth associations are prevalent in Denmark. There are several pools of funding available to youth organisations at the national and local levels.

The voter turnout among young people has increased since the 2009 municipal and regional elections. In the municipal and regional elections in 2021, the voter turnout was 70.6% for the 18-year group. In the 2022 general election, the voter turnout was 85.0% for the 18-year group.