Power to the youth
Power to the youth is a young reference group for Gothenburg's 400th anniversary in 2021.
A youth reference group was formed in 2014 for the created by and including Young People focus year. The group has developed since then and now calls itself Power to the Youth. Their aim is that young people should have more influence and they are involved in the development of Gothenburg’s anniversary initiatives. The group works together to get young people’s needs met in Gothenburg, right up to 2021 and beyond. The youth reference group is comprised of 15 members aged 15 to 26, from various districts of Gothenburg. The group is evolving in stages, and now decides its own working methods and focus areas. The youth reference group is already in the process of developing a project plan for young democracy consultants, in order to continue its work after 2021. This initiative contributes to the City of Gothenburg’s goal to increase youth influence and participation.
Ingrid Dahlén, Coordinator Power to the Youth 2021