Youth-Future-Chances (Jugend – Zukunft - Chancen) was a mini-public initiated by the regional government of Vorarlberg. Across 1.5 days, 21 citizens created recommendations on what the region's youth needed in order to succeed and have a good life despite societal challenges.
Problems and Purpose
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Participant Recruitment and Selection
All participants were randomly selected from the population on the basis of representative criteria, but it is unclear which ones were applied. 26 people were invited and 21 showed up.
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
This mini-public focusing on chances for youth developed several policy recommendations. These recommendations looked into ways future development must be in order to guarantee successful development for the region’s youth. Chances for youth to succeed increase, when: (1) a strong societal solidarity based on relationships and norms exists; (2) a respectful political culture exists; (3) tolerance and trust towards youth is shown and youth get room to participate in order to show responsibility; (4) space and security in the public sphere is created; (5) educational equality of opportunity regardless of background; (5) job positions are given and equally distributed; (6) social services are fair and have self-sustaining incentives; (7) there is enough affordable housing for coming generations. These recommendations were presented at a Bürgercafé (citizens’ café) on May 25th 2016 at Festspielhaus in Bregenz.
Analysis and Lessons Learned
This entry is based on the POLITICIZE dataset. More information can be found at the following links:
- Paulis, Emilien; Pilet, Jean-Benoit; Panel, Sophie; Vittori, Davide; Close, Caroline, 2020, "POLITICIZE Dataset", https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/Z7X6GT, Harvard Dataverse, V1
- Pilet J-B, Paulis E, Panel S.,Vitori D & Close C. 202X The POLITICIZE Dataset: an inventory of Deliberative Mini-Publics (DMPs) in Europe. European Political Science.