Why are young people more passive in politics that their parents? What changes do they want and how do they look upon their own possibility to influence the society? Listen to three young voices from Moldova, Georgia and Sweden.
Echolocation – bringing your voices together is a special podcast cooperation with between Georgia (Knews), Moldova (Diez) and Sweden (Global Bar Magazine/Global Podd) we aims to create an echo through society by inviting young people to make their voices heard, exchange information and opinions.
Echolocation is a pilot project with three planned episodes during 2021. You can both listen to them here (English) at by searching for Echolocation on Libsyn and other podcast platforms.
Episode 1. Democracy, participation and the involvement of young people in politics
In the first episode, we dare to start a conversation around democracy, participation and the involvement of young people in politics. Voting is a very formal way of participation. It is a global trend for young people to be more passive than their parents and grandparents, and this is related to how young people perceive the elections’ efficiency. However, we have to take into account that the new generations have other means of participating, they have social networks, they can communicate and connect faster, they can create online communities and campaigns and trigger the change from there. There are studies saying that young people tend to prefer non-formal politics more than the formal one.
- Radu Marian, young MP from Moldova.
- Reka Tolnai, president of the youth wing of the Center Party in Sweden.
- Levani Iaganashvili, journalist at Knews in Georgia.
Host: Alina Gîrnet, journalist at Diez in Moldova.