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Panel Discussion: Formal to Transformative participation - 1st Session Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law
21 Nov 2016 -  From formal to transformative participation of youth
Discussions will include the identification of mechanisms to secure the access of young people to parliaments, and regional and local assemblies, and their participation in electoral system reforms, constitution-making processes and political parties. Participants will identify ways of translating online activism into long-term, sustainable participation of young people in decision-making processes. Discussions will focus on the current challenges with regard to e-participation, such as issues relating to inclusivity and the accessibility of ICT. Presentations by: Ms. Anne Lambelin, Senator of the Parliament of Belgium and delegate at the Inter-Parliamentary Union Forum of Young Parliamentarians Mr. Tomaž Deželan, Associate Professor of Political Science, Jean Monnet Chair for Citizenship education and Vice-Dean for Quality Assurance and Development at the University of Ljubljana, policy advisor on youth political participation to the OSCE and International IDEA. Ms. Aya Chebbi, activist and blogger, and member of the Board of Directors of CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation Mr. Anshul Tewari, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of YouthKiAwaaz.com and Director of the Board of Collectively Moderator: Mr.Ian Power, Executive Director of SpunOut.ie, Ireland's youth information website, and president of the National Youth Council of Ireland.

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