Panel Discussion - Item 3. Participation of minority youth in public life
Item 3. Participation of minority youth in public life
The session will be introduced by three young minority activists with experience in
mobilising young people to fight stereotypes and defend the rights of their community
or change unfair aspects of society as a whole. This session will identify and discuss key
factors that can help minority youth being better included in public and political life.
Participants will examine how encouraging the participation of minority youth in public life
can lead to more cohesion and to the normalization of diversity in society more broadly. This
session will also consider the role of policies and programmes that are inclusive of the
identities of minority youth. The session will explore how the specific needs and aspirations
of young minority people can be better taken into account by national institutions when
developing policies targeted at youth and minority youth.
Panel discussion moderated by Mr. Henrik Villadsen, Director of the Office of the
High Commissioner on National Minorities, OSCE.
• Ms. Anina Ciuciu, Rromni, French and Romania student-lawyer, co-founder of "May
16 Movement (France)
• Ms. Jessica Reeves, Chief Operation Officer, Voto Latino (United States of
• Mr. Mina Thabet, Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedom, Co-founder
of the Maspero Youth Union (Egypt)