Young and in politics

We are very pleased to invite you to the discussion event „Young and in politics“ with Klara Schedlich (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen). The event will take place on 9 September 2024 at 5.30 pm at the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe, Sophienstraße 28/29, 10178 Berlin.

Although young people are usually the ones who will be affected by political decisions the longest, this is not reflected in the age of the decision-makers. Although the average age of members of the German Bundestag has fallen to 47.3 years since the last parliamentary term, young people are still underrepresented in this group. This is undoubtedly also due to the fact that the over-60s make up around 39% of those eligible to vote. For young people who are politically active, this brings additional challenges. They often have to fight against prejudices such as a perceived lack of experience and competence. Nevertheless, they make an important contribution by representing the perspectives and needs of the younger population in a time of crisis and counteracting the feeling among young voters that they are not sufficiently represented politically.

We look forward to welcoming Klara Schedlich, the youngest member of the Berlin House of Representatives (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) to the Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe on Monday, September 09 at 5:30 pm.

Together with you, Klara Schedlich, we want to discuss the following and other questions: How is one perceived as a young person in politics? How is the cooperation with older colleagues organised? Are issues that primarily affect young people taken seriously in politics? How can young MPs in particular influence the relationship between young people and politics? How can better representation for young people be achieved?

We look forward to your participation. We ask for a binding online registration by 08.09.2024.

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