In the CHOICE Flower of Participation, decoration is a situation which occurs when (young) people are used to give the impression that a program/activity/campaign etc. is inspired and supported by young people. Because young people have little say or information about the program they are effectively used as props (decoration) to give off a certain image. CHOICE believes that this is a very disempowering form of participation which would not be considered meaningful.
- See also:
- Flower of Participation,Meaningful Youth Participation