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Can Europe kick it with the kids?

Can Europe kick it with the kids?

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POLITICO asked eight of the European Parliament's youngest members... how do you make the EU more relevant to young people?... " letting them into the decision-making process and giving them a better sense of what it is they do"... "The EU is designed to be impervious to citizens’ influence... led by an unelected Commission and its Parliament has no legislative initiative... most EU decisions are made behind closed doors"... "last term, the average age of MEPs was 53... we can’t expect the previous generation to address new challenges and keep up ... without the input of young people."... "the best way to make young people interested in politics is to make what we do relevant to them... consider introducing participatory budgeting exercises and citizens’ assemblies"... "develop a social vision of Europe, and involve young people in the decision-making"... "Listen to young people’s concerns and include them in policymaking" ... "MEPs have a vital role ... haven’t always ... relayed all the good work the EU does to the public"

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