Democracy Camp 2023

From the 13th until the 17th of September 2023, the second edition of the Democracy Camp will take place in Bonn and Vallendar in Germany and unite 50-60 young people from six European countries: Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Poland and Czech Republic. During the five days of the camp, the main goal is for the participants to exchange and discuss on democratic best practices in (political) youth participation, this year with a thematic focus on sustainability, climate protection and intersectionality. Would you like to deepen your knowledge on these topics, get to know committed and interested young people from other European countries, exchange ideas about democracy with them, learn from each other and develop new approaches? Then the Democracy Camp is the right place for you! Register today!

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The most important in short


Wednesday 13 – Sunday 17 September 2023

Online Kick-Off Meeting: 22.08.2023, 8pm

Location and accommodationJugendzentrum Marienberg, Vallendar, Germany

Visit to the UN, local environmental activists and democratic initiatives, workshops, discussion rounds as well as lots of fun and games

Curious? Go and see our detailed program
Working LanguageEnglish
CostThe participation in the Democracy Camp is free of charge for all young people. The organizers will cover all costs, including travel to Germany
Contact Persons

Reach the team at: camp @

Head of Delegation Switzerland: Dachverband Schweizer Jugendparlamente, Leandra Hildbrand, leandra.hildbrand @
JourneyYou don’t have to book your own trip to Germany – we’ll do that for you! The delegation from Switzerland will travel as a group together with their Head of Delegation.
DispensationWe can provide you with an exemption from your obligations (school, apprenticeship, work, etc.)
Conditions for registration

You are 15-25 years old

You’re a member of a political organisation or politically interested in the topics of democracy, sustainability and intersectionality

You feel comfortable enough to speak English for five days 

You have the signature of your parents if you’re under 18 (minors will always be accompanied)

Register here!

Deadline: until there are no more places (10 spots for Swiss participants (first come, first serve))
StartWednesday 13 September, 9:45 in Basel for joint journey to Vallendar in Germany where we arrive in the afternoon (around 16h)
EndThe camp ends on Sunday 17 September in the afternoon and we arrive back to Switzerland (Basel) around 9 in the evening

Supported by


Leandra Hildbrand