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9. Youth and the World

9.1 General context

Last update: 28 November 2023
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  1. Main concepts
  2. Youth interest in global issues

Main concepts

In Sweden, empowering young people to be able to participate in the society is one of the main goals for the national youth and education policies. There are though no specific priorities for youth participation in cooperation at global level, or in green volunteering/production/consumption. 


Youth interest in global issues

Young people in Sweden are interested in global issues. According to the latest figures of a recurrent national youth survey, the share of young people between 16 and 25 years of age, interested in global issues, was 64% in  2021. The share was somewhat higher among young women compared to young men. In comparison, the share of interested in societal issues at the national level was slightly lower, 62%.

These levels have been quite stable since 2009.