The flower of participation is a tool developed by YouAct, together with CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, a dutch-based youth organization to illustrate the concept of meaningful youth participation through the metaphor of a blooming flower, describing the different forms of participation, how it is nurtured and maintained.

Meaningful youth participation plays a pivotal part in YouAct’s work. We believe in the power of young people to meaningfully contribute to all levels of policy-making, without being manipulated, intimidated or tokenised. Through the flower of participation, we advocate for safe spaces for young people, where we will have the opportunity to fully engage in the program development, implementation and evaluation processes.

Let’s partner up, and lead meaningful change!

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flower of participation diagram