Participation of youth delegates in the 31st Congress session
Since October 2014, the Congress has implemented a yearly initiative aimed at rejuvenating political life by inviting young people to take part in its sessions as youth delegates, to have their say in the debates and to exchange with Congress members on the issues on the agenda. At its 31st session, from 19 to 21 October 2016, the Congress will host 36 youth delegates, aged 16 to 30 years, from 36 different delegations. This year, for the first time, the Congress has invited a group of youth delegates to participate in both its annual sessions (March and October) with a view to heightening the relevance of their participation. During the 30th Congress Session (22-24 March 2016), youth delegates had the opportunity to start planning local and regional actions to be developed over the summer in the framework of the initiative “rejuvenating politics”. During the 31st Congress Session, youth delegates will present these diverse and wide-ranging projects to Congress members.