House for Democracy and the Rule of Law

Youth projects

ProDemos offers a number of projects that encourage young people to participate in the political process at both the national and local levels. We have projects for primary schools, secondary schools and senior secondary vocational education (MBO). Examples include:


Klassenbezoek@gemeentehuis (Class visit to Town Hall) shows young people in the 12-18 age group how municipal policy is developed. It is very suited for introducing young people to municipal politics. We have also developed a version geared towards primary school pupils.

Elections among schoolchildren

Who would be sitting in the House of Representatives if young people had it their way? To find out, ProDemos holds shadow elections during election time among primary and secondary school pupils.