Exploring Youth Participation Strategies in Chile
The presentation proposes an approach that is looking at youth participation not merely as involvement in political processes but also as a daily lived experience. This work uses the researcher´s existing typology of youth participation -devised by similar research in spaces for participation in the European context- to identify similarities and differences regarding understandings of the purpose of participation that would connect individuals across contexts. This research aims to contribute new knowledge regarding how younger generations collectively experience the world, develop identities, shape lifestyles, communicate with others, and work towards social change that impacts the self and extends to others. The presentation aims to contribute to a discussion about the ways in which young people react to the impact of socio-historical change and how participation can act as a terrain that allows them to think about future and to accordingly frame decision-making.