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Melanie EBERHARD Project Manager, engage.ch; Member of Management, Umbrella Association Youth Parliaments DSJ, Basel

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 Melanie Eberhard studied media and communications in her bachelor degrees and holds a master in political science. Since 2014 she works for the Federation of Swiss Youth Parliaments as a member of management and as a project leader for "engage.ch". The Federation of Swiss Youth Parliaments (Dachverband Schweizer Jugendparlamente DSJ) is the umbrella organisation of about fifty Youth Parliaments in Switzerland and the source of several projects to support political participation of young people. The biggest projects are "easyvote" and "engage.ch". easyvote provides YouTube videos and brochures in advance of ballots and elections in order to present the contents in an easy and comprehensible way to young adults. "engage.ch" is an online participation website for young people in Switzerland where they can submit their ideas for the local authorities.