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59% of Spanish youth do not feel
represented in the political system of our
country, according to a survey.

  • The "Rompe el cristal" survey gathers the opinion of more than 6,200 young people on the challenges
    regarding the challenges of current Spanish politics

On the eve of next Sunday's general elections, the Youth Council
of Spain (CJE) and the citizen participation software and consulting company, Osoigo
Next, have developed the listening process "Break the glass" with the aim of knowing
the opinions of young people in view of the imminent elections, their relationship with
the political system and, especially, their position on the issues that most affect them
.


The survey, which was carried out between the third and fourth week of June, involved
more than 6,200 young people between 14 and 30 years of age. Among the results, it stands out that
59% of the people surveyed state that they do not feel represented in the Spanish political system
, and, nevertheless, 86% of the young people with the right to vote declare that they will go to
the ballot boxes next Sunday 23-J.


Housing, the main concern of Spanish youths


When asked about what should be the priorities of the next government in terms of youth
, housing undoubtedly emerged as the main concern of the
surveyed.
Housing policy, as a condition for the possibility of emancipation and the
constitution of a life project of their own, was selected by 74% of the
surveyed as a priority element to be addressed by the future government, which ratifies, once again, that it has become one of the main challenges and problems of the
Spanish youth.



The second highest priority
(selected by 67% of respondents) is the improvement of working conditions,
followed by the adoption and deepening of mental health measures (46%),
as well as the fight against the climate crisis (31%), the broadening and facilitation of channels
for citizen participation in public affairs (23%), or the promotion of effective equality (23%).


Interest in politics and trust in the institutions.


As for interest in politics, 55% said they felt "very interested" and 34% "somewhat
interested" in politics, although only 41% of those surveyed said they felt
represented by the Spanish political system.
Asked about the level of trust they have in the different institutions, and
arranged from highest to lowest, they said they trusted the Congress (50%), the political parties
(43%), the Senate (39%) and, finally, only 37% of those surveyed declared
a positive degree of trust in the figure of the Head of State.


Consumption of political content in tiktok


Regarding the habits of consumption of information or content related to politics,
43% of respondents claim to have seen political content or opinions on the social network
Tik Tok in the "last week"; this figure rises to 63% when it comes to
young people between 14 and 20 years old, which corroborates that it is a favorite platform
for the younger audience.


The Youth Council of Spain is a platform with more than 60 youth organizations
that since 1983 is committed to defend the rights of young people and
participate in the policies that affect them. Therefore, in view of the elections,
wanted to give a voice to young people so that they can express their opinions through their own portal
participation, and thus place the needs of young people at the center of the debate
electoral.


The company specialized in the development of citizen participation portals, Osoigo
Next, has been in charge of developing the project at a technological and communicative level, as well as
and the design of the survey, the analysis of the results and the preparation of the report.

 

You can see the results report here

 

For more information:   

Antonio Martínez Blanco   

Communication Technician  

626 37 11 27 -amartinez@cje.org

 

  •  The Summer School equips participants with knowledge and skills in youth participation.

Madrid, June 28, 2023-. The Youth Council of Spain (CJE) organized the latest edition of its Summer School, held between June 18 and 23 at the Latin American Youth Center (CEULAJ) in the town of Mollina (Malaga). This meeting is a training space aimed at people between 14 and 30 years of age from the various youth organizations and regional Youth Councils that make up the Council, as well as non-associated youth.

The main objective of the Summer School is to empower non-associated young people and members of CJE youth organizations to obtain the necessary training in youth participation, which will provide them with the knowledge required for the achievement of initiatives that promote the fulfillment of their social rights through institutional relations and communication, while helping to strengthen relations between its member organizations and associated youth.

In this sense, the Summer School follows the spirit of the European Year of Competences, an initiative of the European Union that aims to promote and improve the competences and skills of European citizens. One of the main goals pursued by the CJE is to raise awareness about the importance of competences and non-formal and lifelong learning, as well as active participation in society, especially for young people and the value of non-formal education in empowering youth through volunteering.
 

This edition included training courses in Communication, Political Advocacy and Participation Management. In this way, tools and knowledge have been offered to young people to design and create campaigns, learn how advocacy processes work, generating, sharing and using knowledge on youth issues to respond to the needs and obstacles faced by young people in areas such as employment, housing, climate crisis or mental health.

For more information:
91 701 04 20
info@cje.org

  • The "Break the Glass!" survey aims to give young people a voice and place their needs at the center of the political debate in the election campaign.

Madrid, June 14, 2023 -. In view of the upcoming elections on July 23rd, the Spanish Youth Council (CJE) has launched a survey aimed at Spanish youth to find out their needs, concerns and opinions regarding current politics and place them at the center of the electoral debate. The CJE, which has a long history of defending the rights of young people, has opted to have its own digital participation space designed to host processes of listening, participation and deliberation of Spanish youth.

The survey, which has the slogan "Break the glass!", aims to know the opinion of young people before the imminent elections, and, more broadly, their relationship with the political system, their attitudes towards political participation -both institutional and unconventional- and, especially, their position on the issues that most affect them.

The active listening process is available on the CJE's digital participation platform developed by the technology company Osoigo Nextand the deadline for participation is June 30. The results will be presented in a report in order to be taken into account in the public and political debate in our country during the weeks leading up to the elections.

This will be the first experience of the CJE in its commitment to integrate digital participation in the organization, which aims to amplify, channel and promote the involvement of young people in the social, economic, political and cultural development of our country.

In short, it is an initiative that contributes to rethink the forms of participation and aims to know the vision of youth on current politics to make the data collected and its subsequent analysis available for public and political debate in the election campaign of 23J.

For more information:   

Antonio Martínez Blanco 

Communication Technician   

626 37 11 27 -amartinez@cje.org  

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