Older generations make up an overwhelming majority of eligible voters in the upcoming German federal election. Many young people feel that their interests are being ignored in the three leading parties’ campaigns. IF intern Carlotta Hartmann examines younger generations’ democratic deficit, and what it might mean for policy in the future. Population-ageing leaves young voters… Read more »
With the upcoming election marking a potential turning point in Germany’s future environmental policy, the country’s demographics give older generations more political power, says Deutsche Welle. If older generations are less concerned about climate change and less supportive of policies to change it, this is disillusioning for those hoping for more ambitious government action against… Read more »
It is now five years since the EU Referendum result, five years along the path towards the “sunlit uplands” promised by those that supported Brexit. Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder, investigates what benefits have been delivered for the UK’s young people.
The intergenerational divide has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. IF supporter Rosie Neville maps the reasons why, and explains why bridging the divide is the constructive way forward, to the benefit of both sides
The recent Queen’s Speech contained the announcement that the government plans to make voter ID compulsory at all future elections, but campaigners have warned that this could disenfranchise certain minority groups, including younger voters. David Kingman examines whether we should be worried about the government’s plans
With the strong likelihood of there being a general election between now and the end of the year, David Kingman argues that young people are at disproportionate risk of being unable to vote
Brexit casts a long shadow that will unquestionably affect future generations. In the debate, the demands of democracy have been called upon by both sides. But when it comes to the interests of future generations, has democracy been found wanting? Thomas Tozer, author of IF’s “A New Intergenerational Contact”, leads us through the arguments.
In advance of the 2019 local elections, which are taking place in England and Northern Ireland on Thursday 2 May, David Kingman looks at the reasons why younger people are so poorly represented among local councillors
If Brexit showed young non-voters anything, it was that not voting has far-reaching ramifications for their place in the European Union. Liz Emerson, IF Co-founder, explains why – with just two days left to register to vote – it is more important than ever that Millennials get involved in the democratic process
Final-year politics student and IF volunteer Beth Jenkinson explores the problem of youth disengagement in electoral processes across Europe, and discusses what should be done to resolve the issue