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5. Participation

5.10 Current debates and reforms

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  1. Forthcoming policy developments
  2. Ongoing debates

AnchorForthcoming policy developments

There are no forthcoming policy developments.

AnchorOngoing debates

The new reform on secondary education and the corresponding law (loi du 29 août 2017 portant sur l'enseignement secondaire) came in the aftermath of intense debates. The implementation of this law is also the subject of further discussions. Participation of pupils in secondary schools is a central issue of the current debate. The National Pupil Conference of Luxembourg has published a notice that calls for schools to be more open and participative. Among other things, it calls for the strengthening of parents' participation and pupils' voice, and the recognition of its participants (see: Notice of the CNEL). Young people's participation in both local and national elections is another important debate. Both in the framework of local (2017) and national elections (2018), the voting turnout of young first-time voters is an important issue. Political parties and youth organisations strive to inform and increase young people's awareness of political issues.