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5. Participation

5.8 Raising political awareness among young people

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  1. Information providers / counselling structures
  2. Youth-targeted information campaigns about democratic rights and democratic values
  3. Promoting the intercultural dialogue among young people
  4. Promoting transparent and youth-tailored public communication

Information providers / counselling structures

No central authority is responsible for raising political awareness of young people. However, youth organizations have been working directly towards this goal.

 

Youth-targeted information campaigns about democratic rights and democratic values

The Association for upper secondary school students and the Icelandic Youth Council, in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, the Icelandic Association of Local Authorities, the Social Science Research Institute and the Office of the Ombudsman for Children, launched a project called “Kosningavakning” (no translation available). The aim of the project was to increase democratic awareness of young people and encourage them to vote on enlightened terms.

 

Promoting the intercultural dialogue among young people

No documents suggest that any measures have been taken to promote the intercultural dialogue among young people.

 

Promoting transparent and youth-tailored public communication

No documents suggest that any initiatives have been taken in order to promote transparent public communication pertaining to youth.