Member of the advisory board
"Youth participation needs the right possibilities: true participation is not a gift, but the basis of democracy."
Janann Safi comes from Mönchengladbach and studies law in Düsseldorf.
He began his journey in the student council and then became the district student representative - here he attempted to set up a youth council in his hometown with young people from Mönchengladbach.
Unfortunately, they were unable to establish a youth council, but their experiences at that time made it clear to them that it is important to motivate young people. For Janann, real participation is not only an incentive for democracy, but also the fundamental for an intergenerational exchange.
He therefore considers it important that youth participation is made possible nationwide, in order to explain democratic structures in a practical way and to inspire the youth.
Janann Safi is chairman of the SPD council group in Mönchengladbach as well as a member of the board of the SPD Mönchengladbach.