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5. Participation

Last update: 28 November 2023

In Malta young people can be active and participate in societal and political life in a number of ways including being members in political parties, student councils, youth parliaments, youth local councils etc. Young people are also represented in the Malta Committee for Economic and Social Development.


As of 2015 16 year olds were extended the right to vote in local council elections. A consultation process is happening at the moment to extend voting rights for 16 year olds for National and European Parliament elections.