The article examines the young Ukrainian mindsets and behaviour during 2000-2020. The author made an attempt to highlight attitude of contemporary young adults to public and political life of the country considering various factors affecting their activity. The purpose of the study was to explore not only the views and values but also the activity of young Ukrainians who were engaged in various forms of democratic processes. Results reveal that views and convictions of Ukrainian young people have sustained considerable transformations. Among the major factors that influenced mindsets and behavior of young people were the Revolution on Granite, the Orange Revolution and the Revolution of Dignity. Among others, results reveal that young people participate in activity of political parties in Ukraine. The author also managed to identify spheres of young adults’ involvement and analyze them from young people standpoint. At the same time, the study shows the reasons for passive position towards public and political life in Ukraine. Young Ukrainian people activities were analyzed at the national level.
Keywords: young people, Ukraine, participation, public life, political life, political parties, values.