What young people want from their President

During the course of the 2011 Presidential Election the SpunOut.ie national youth organisation directly engaged thousands of young people in issues around voting, values and political empowerment. Through a variety of face to face methods, including a Presidential Youth Forum and additional online methods, the wishes of young people were solicited around them theme of ‘what young people want from their President’.

A report with a selection of these submissions is now available online and has been given to President Michael D. Higgins in the hope that it helps develop meaningful engagement between the holder of the highest office in Ireland and the 40 per cent of this island’s population who are under the age of 25.

The report is available here