At our public event, one thing became clear: If you want to “fix” populism, you have get youth engaged in politics.
After ten leading academics, politicians, activists and practitioners pitched their big ideas about how to respond to populism, the result of the audience vote was a tie! Our two winning pitches had something in common – both emphasised that engaging youth in politics is essential if response to populism are to be effective.
Click through the following links to listen to the winning pitches:
Dan Lawes, YouthPoliticsUK: Modernise our democracy before populism does it for us.
Professor Philippe C. Schmitter, European University Institute: Universal Citizenship