Launched in 2015, Generation Democracy is a global network of more than 500 youth across 70 countries. Through the network, young changemakers can share ideas and best practices, and access skills-building workshops, webinars and professional development opportunities to help advance positive change in their communities and countries.
At the International Republican Institute (IRI), we help young leaders identify opportunities to promote political participation, connect youth with democratically-minded leaders, co-develop tools and test strategies.
Our programs equip the next generation of changemakers with the knowledge and skills to better advocate for reform and overcome barriers to civic engagement. Generation Democracy aims to increase political and civic participation among young people. Civically engaged youth drive economic growth and democratic development.
When young people feel that they do not have a stake in their society, it can lead to problems such as violence, instability and uncontrolled migration. Generation Democracy offers young leaders under the age of 35 the opportunity to engage in:
• Regional leadership academies;
• Online skills-building workshops;
• Online and offline networking opportunities;
• A peer-to-peer/partner mentorship program;
• Alumni engagement events; and
• An annual global summit