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I belong to a youth council

Youth councils are politically and religiously neutral local groups for young people. They are often chosen through elections in which young people have the opportunity to vote. In some municipalities it is possible to get a place on a youth council without elections being held.

To run as a candidate for a youth council member you do not need to be a political expert. It is enough if you are interested in the welfare of young people in your municipality. If you don’t know whether or not there is a youth council in your municipality or how it is elected, ask the representative of your student representaive council, a teacher or youth instructor. You can also find more information about youth councils and how it is assembled from your municipality’s web pages.

If you are already part of a youth council and want to work together with youth councils in other municipalities, The Union of Finnish Youth Councils can help you.