Janine Linßer is a professor at the SRH University of Applied Sciences in North Rhine-Westphalia in Hamm with a focus on youth research. The social worker, who was formerly active in school social work, knows about the interest of young people in social and political topics and is therefore happy to support the strengthening of youth participation opportunities.
"Many young people are very interested in politics and attach great importance to their own political commitment, as the current Shell Youth Study 2019 shows. In society, we should take young people's desire to participate seriously and create opportunities for real participation. After all, the politically and socially committed young people of today are the adults of tomorrow, who will help us move forward with their involvement in associations or local committees."