The Young Voices programme at the National Youth Council of Ireland, with oversight from the National Working Group on EU Youth Dialogue, undertook a qualitative evaluation of the Young Voices programme. This evaluation was instigated to better understand how young people experienced Young Voices and its impact on society and policy from their perspective. The evaluation sought to gain an understanding on what the space meant to participants, and the ways in which the young people felt engaged with discussions undertaken. It was also important to identify, the ways in which they felt they had made specific contributions to decision making spaces within the period of their involvement with Young Voices. The evaluation was an opportunity to consider how the Young Voices programme could be further supported and developed.
This is Young Voices. A model of youth democratic engagement