Digital Youth Engagement in Slovakia and Poland: How is Technology Leveraging Participatory Democracy
In an ever-evolving technological landscape marked by increased digital connectivity, the engagement of young people online becomes of paramount importance for democratic governance. This policy paper centres on a comprehensive exploration of youth digital civic participation within the Visegrad countries, focused on Slovakia and Poland.
The analysis reveals challenges in disseminating information, digital literacy, lack of institutional coordination and policy alignment, alongside opportunities for strengthening digital partnerships and networks. In evaluating the existing landscape of digital youth engagement in these countries, the paper not only provides recommendations for enhancing democratic processes through digital civic participation but also seeks to inform targeted interventions that promote an inclusive and vibrant digital civic culture among young people in Slovakia and Poland.
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