Getting Teenagers to Participate: A Survey of the Youth Council of the City of Lausanne

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7444)


This paper discusses the results of a survey on a concrete case of eParticipation, i.e. a campaign to get teenagers to participate in the Youth Council of the City of Lausanne. We analyse both the traditional tools (billboard ads, newspapers, official communication through schools) and the online tools (Web page, Facebook, YouTube). During our survey we used mixed methods: an online questionnaire (1360 respondents), documentary analysis of the Youth Council candidates’ application files, and interviews. We then analysed the impacts of the campaign in terms of participation under different angles, amongst other diffusion channels and use of humour.


eParticipation social media youth council persona campaigning survey channels 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP)Quartier Mouline UNILLausanneSwitzerland

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