Youth participation in France

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Is there a national youth council, representing young people in your country? If yes, please provide the name, number of member organisations and number of young members.

NO

 

Is there a ministry dealing concretely with the youth affairs in your country? If yes, please provide the name of the ministry.

NO

 

Does the government in your country has a specific youth policy/youth strategy?

YES

 

From what age are young people allowed to vote in the elections? If different age for different elections (parliamentary, local, regional, etc.), please specify.

18 years for all

 

From what age are young people allowed to be elected in the elections to the representative bodies? If different age for different elections (parliamentary, local, regional, etc.), please specify.

18 years for all

 

Are there any youth participation initiatives at the local level (in municipalities), e.g. local youth parliaments/youth councils, meetings of young people with decision-makers? Please describe.

There are few young initiatives. Some of them has a political action like representing the ‘young thinking’. In Seville, the youth department is inside the sport deparment (a local goverment).

 

Are there youth participation/decision-making bodies at schools, e.g. school parliaments, student councils, etc.? Please describe.

Not, untill the university.

 

Are there are youth parliaments or other youth participation bodies on the national level? Please describe.

All the national associations of young people are political.

 

Is there any kind of education to youth participation/active citizenship included in the school curricula in your country, e.g. civic education? Please describe.

“Citizens’ education” (a subject in secondary school).

 

Do media inform about youth issues? Are young people involved in media and their production, e.g. as journalists? Please describe.

No at all.

 

Are there youth information centres, official youth websites or other sources of youth information available for young people? Please describe.

Yes, but very confusing.

 

Are young people in your country informed about the European youth policy and its priorities? What do you think can be done to make young people aware about this? Please describe.

The media only inform about political reforms in education, but the youth people issues are abandoned in media.

 

Author: Juan Carlos Gómez Justo
E-mail: jka_chanquetote@msn.com

The surveys were submitted by the participants of the YouthVoice project from the respective EU Member States. The questionnaires were part of their preparation for the Youth Voice project and each national group had to undertake a small research about youth participation in their country. The organisers cannot guarantee correctness of the answers.