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Starter Pack "Democratie, hoe doe je dat?"

Starter Pack

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November 9, 2023

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Experience it yourself:

At you can "politically speed date" with your political counterpart. Break out of your bubble! Do you dare?

Visit The Political Garden to play political games, listen to podcasts or protest music, debate with friends, admire the exhibition, or just chill in the lounge area and contemplate what matters to you.

On November 16, 17, and 18, Stem op een Vrouw occupies the Political Garden. Meet female candidates and learn everything you want to know about the elections.

Join De KiesQuiz on Friday, November 17, if you're feeling unsure leading up to the elections. There, the experts from Represent Jezelf and De Kiesmannen will test your election knowledge so you'll leave fully prepared for November 22.

De Kiesmannen organize energetic events to inform young people about political and social themes. Take a look on their website and come to one of the shows!

Docu's, Video's and Podcasts:

WTF moet ik stemmen? provides tailored voting advice to undecided youth with the help of three political experts.

A selection of interesting podcasts on various political topics, collected for the Political Garden of 2023 Tolhuistuin Amsterdam.

Universiteit van Nederland asked Reijer Passchier what he would change about our politics and democracy. His suggestion: ban cameras in the First and Second Chambers, as in Finland, for better debate. Curious? Watch the video.

In Hart van de Democratie, the controversial gap between citizens and politics is examined.

The Influencers of Omroep Zwart wonder what politics has actually done for us and search for answers in their compelling short videos.

Lekker Conservatief shows that conservative ideology is becoming popular again among young people. Why is that?

Voting Aid and Debates:

The election campaign is in full swing. At NOS op 3, the party leaders debate and students can ask questions.

In this video, all political parties are explained. Who are they, what do they stand for, and what do they do?

Amnesty's Human Rights Compass shows how (un)important human rights are to the parties.

Here you will find all the debates that are still scheduled.

Woman Inc provides gender-equal voting advice. Go to the polling station well prepared.

Here's an overview of all available voting aids.

Book Tip:

Zelf het verschil maken portrays 10 extraordinary people who didn't wait for anything or anyone, but took action with their ideals. How would you approach this?


De Correspondent explains how politics and media unintentionally form a machine of distrust together.

For teachers and schools:

Stadslab contributes to the democratic skills of Amsterdam children by designing good citizenship education together with teachers.

Other initiatives:

Stichting F6 aims to make young people more aware of how politics, democracy, and citizenship function, how it affects their lives, and how they can navigate their way through the democratic system. Conversely, Foundation F6 familiarizes politicians with how young people think about politics and democracy.

Deep Democracy - Wisdom of the Minority. Deep Democracy is a perspective and a method that makes the undercurrents in groups visible and manageable. Contradictions and conflicting opinions are respectfully examined with each other. In dialogue and in discussion. Decision-making with attention and appreciation for other viewpoints.

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