WFD research identified five key skills and three qualities which are utilised by parliamentarians to support inclusive change.
WFD recognises that when people or groups are excluded from political power, or if the real concerns of citizens are not addressed, then democracy is not living up to its promise.
That is why inclusion is an increasingly central part of our work. WFD’s programmes support young people and persons with disability to engage with the institutions that represent them in many countries across the world.
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Retaining its most valuable resource? Western Balkan countries lose up to 2.46 billion eur annually due to youth emigration
The Western Balkans countries have a long history of emigration but trends in recent years we have shown increasing numbers of young people leaving and based on many reports the levels are among the highest in the world. While there have been many causes attributed to this complex phenomenon there has not been research into […]
Addressing the critical knowledge gaps within political parties to create and promote more disability inclusive political discourse, political commitments, and public policy making is fundamental for strengthening multi-party democracy. This is not a simple task though. It requires, among other things: building strong partnerships; conducting subtle research studies to generate evidence; lobbying political parties, state […]