Take participation seriously!

Manifesto: Take participation seriously!

Are you really willing to let the young people influence the decisions they are invited to help shape and/or make? If you can easily answer ‘yes!’ to this question you can skip this paragraph. If you are in doubt, please continue reading.   

Never ask a question that you don’t want an answer to! When you have the answer, you are obliged to try and make it count in the decision-making process. If this is not really your intention, you should not waste the young participants’ time and effort.  

eParticipation sucks when