All Youth Want to Rule their World (ALL-YOUTH)

Public description of the goals at the beginning of the project

A huge challenge of contemporary Finnish society is that becoming a citizen in the 2010s is marked by multiple obstacles. There is an increasing degree of mistrust and frustration among youth (aged here from 16 to 25), which can currently be observed in their low voting rates and criticism towards the current political system. This may hinder the stability of society and, consequently, sustainable growth. Currently, young people’s own capacities, and the obstacles that hamper their engagement with society, are broadly unrecognized. Going against the trend of depicting youth as recipients of projects, ALL-YOUTH explores the visions of youth themselves regarding a sustainable future, growth and wellbeing. To counter the challenges above, the multidisciplinary ALL-YOUTH project will use three key ideas for sustainable growth: good governance and rule of law, digital innovation and bioeconomy.Young people occupy a strategic position in the future development of society in these key areas.

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