Education Director and Co Founder of UNDI18
Qyira Yusri is the Special Adviser on Youth to Commissioner Urpilainen. She is the Education Director and Co-founder of UNDI18 - an organisation that works with other NGOs, corporate partners and government agencies to educate Malaysian youth on political and civic issues. By successfully lobbying the Malaysian government to lower the voting age from 21 to 18. Ms Yusri’s organization has given eight million people democratic rights. She has a bachelor’s degree with two majors in Gender and Women’s Studies and Communication. She was recognised by Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 in the category of Social Impact in 2020.
The European Commission and the European Partnership for Democracy have launched the Youth Political and Civic Engagement Cohort as part of the Summit for Democracy’s Year of Action to take action toward implementing Summit for Democracy commitments on youth political and civic engagement. This session will launch the Youth Cohort and discuss avenues for meaningful dialogue and collaboration between many types of actors working to advance democratic participation of youth across the globe. Bringing together youth activists in the EU and globally as well as key decision-makers involved in youth engagement worldwide, this session will be an opportunity for debate and collaboration on the issue of youth political engagement. It will be livestreamed here