Think Tank on Youth Participation

In 2018, SALTO-YOUTH Participation and Information Resource Centre (SALTO PI) established an international Think Tank on youth participation with the aim of co-creating solutions for increasing young people’s active participation in society, particularly in decision-making.

What is the role of the Think Tank and its thinkers?

The Think Tank will meet three times a year and every meeting will have a thematic focus. In the field of youth participation, the Think Tank is expected to define the challenges around youth participation, propose priorities, co-create solutions and create synergies between all stakeholders involved, taking account the cross-sectoral dimension. The result of the work of the Think Tank will provide input for SALTO PI in planning its work, as well as the youth field, European Commission and other stakeholders. 

Who are the thinkers?

The Think Tank brings together a diverse range of thinkers from within and outside the youth sector. After a competitive application round, a selection was made from more than 200 applicants. The inaugural meeting of the Think Tank took place on the 3rd and 4th of April 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia.

You can read more about the thinkers and their stories here.

The results of the work of the Think Tank will be published on this website in due course.

For more information about the Think Tank, please contact SALTO PI Coordinator Martti Martinson on

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