Youth Participation Index – Unique tool for measuring the level of youth participation in decision-making processes

Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation from Serbia together with partners with present the Youth Participation Index developed by the Youth Banks Hub for the Western Balkans and Turkey Network of youth organizations (YBH4WBT Network). Index is a concrete tool that can be used by public authorities and civil society organizations to systematically identify and address the most pressing challenges related to youth participation. It comprises of 22 political, economic and social participation indicators. Thanks to the Index it is now possible to obtain previously unavailable data related to youth participation in some countries (such as data on youth in prisons and youth receiving financial support provided by the social welfare system).

Project in the frames of which the session was developed

Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation / WB&T for EmploYouth


Ksenija Rakić (main presenter)

Ksenija graduated in sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade. She is trained to carry out quantitative and qualitative research, and her passion is analyzing big databases and calculating different statistics. Since she has been working in the NGO sector for a long time, she is very interested in the issues of the young people and wants to find a way to solve the problem.  

Srđan Mitrović (moderator)

Srdjan is the newest addition to the team of Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation. He has been active in the field of youth for many years now. His passion is supporting the international mobility of young people and youth practitioners as well as supporting local youth work in (especially) smaller communities.