In the CHOICE Flower of Participation, tokenism is when young people are invited to participate, but only in a superficial manner because in reality, young people do not have a voice and their opinions are not listened to. There is no space for them
to participate on an equal footing, and they don’t carry any decision-making power or responsibility. However, in contrast to manipulation, young people do enjoy some freedom of choice. CHOICE does not consider this to be a meaningful form of participation. It however happens often, since by inviting young people, it may give the impression to others that young people are being meaningfully engaged.