Launch of the Millennial Dialogue Report Senegal, a joint-initiative of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), Fondation Jean Jaurès (FJJ) and Global Progressive Forum (GPF) in collaboration with the Imagine Africa Institute (IAI)
Millennials are one of the largest generations in history that are poised to reshape the ways in which politics are conducted today.
Millennials grew up in a different world and thus have a different worldview. Their unique experiences, their cultural and social behaviours are cognitively distinct from previous generations. All over the world Millennials are engaging in a multitude of initiatives connected to development and to societal progress but they are not galvanized with contemporary politics or political parties.
What does the power and behaviour of this generation mean for the ways in which politics are conducted today?
Such a question has been the propellant for FEPS to engage in the most multilayer, multilateral and multiplied research project with regards to young people and their engagement with politics of today: the Millennial Dialogue (focusing on the youth -‘Millennials’- those aged between 15-35, born between 1980-2000). Part of this global study was conducted in 3 African countries: Senegal, South Africa and Mozambique.
This Friday, FEPS together with partners, experts, political personalities and Millennials will debate the striking report findings of Senegalese Youth in the University of Gaston Berger in Saint Louis.