Millennials and political engagement

Subject:  Multidisciplinary
Three young women, one of them with a megaphone, participating in a demonstration

The UOC Library presents four dossiers on the relationship between young people and politics as part of the MOOC entitled “Youth and online political participation”.

During the course of their lifetime they have seen floppy disks and Betamax tapes come and go, even perhaps remembering the days of rewinding cassette tapes with a pen, and now, in contrast, they are quite at home with the cloud, Blu-ray and Spotify. We are talking about millennials (also known as Generation Y), young Europeans born during the technological boom in the 1980s and 1990s (or early 2000s).

How politically engaged is this generation? The MOOC course “Youth and online political participation” (which runs from 18 June to 16 July) will look at the forms of millennial political participation within the digital environment.

The UOC Library has produced four new dossiers compiling a collection of resources corresponding to each of the four key points covered in this MOOC: