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News / August 27, 2021

The Next Generation


Across the planet, people under the age of 30 make up the largest youth count in history.  Yet, despite the reality that many face significant threats to their happiness and livelihoods, youth and the next generation offer some of the brightest spots across our horizons.     

In this episode of Democracy! The Podcast, discover why Libya’s most trusted institutions, the Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides, are also the country’s top go-to groups for getting the most important messages right.   

Then we head to the classroom in Ukraine to get schooled on a wildly popular civics class that’s changing more than just students’ schedules. 

And, finally, he was born during war-time, but today Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Malik Sakić is one of democracy’s best champions, as president of the European Democracy Youth Network.  Find out what he says drove him to get involved in public life, and his best advice for those looking to make a change, when he sits down to chat with Adrienne.        

Democracy! The Podcast is brought to you by the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) with support from the United States Agency for International Development through the Global Elections and Political Transitions Award.  

Find this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and the player below: 


Special thanks to: 

  • Malik Sakić, President, The European Democracy Youth Network 
  • Anis Elwallani, NDI Senior Program Manager, Libya
  • Gio Kobakhidze, IFES Deputy Director, Ukraine


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This podcast is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through CEPPS. Established in 1995, CEPPS pools the expertise of three premier international organizations dedicated to democratic development: IFES, IRI, and NDI. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government. 
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