By Alex Chitty Unemployment is falling in the UK, and now stands at 4.9%. GDP is up 2.3% on last year. You could be forgiven for questioning whether Brexit was the disastrous event we were told it would be. These statistics are not an indication, however, of post-Brexit economic prosperity because - and this can't be stressed enough – we are not yet in post-Brexit Britain. Article 50 has been … [Read more...]
Following the success of our EU referendum blog, which provided a platform for young people to share their views in the run up to the EU referendum, EYPUK has launched a new campaign and a new blog to represent the views of our members and other young people.
It is the aim of EYPUK to eventually publish a widely accessible report detailing the wants, desires, and demands of young people in relation to Great Britain's new European settlement. The report will include a number of articles written by our members arguing for the issues they feel are most important to young people. It will also include a number of articles written by academics and politicians stressing the importance of representing the views of young people in these negotiations, and the effects Brexit will have on young people.
Therefore, we are looking for young people to write a number of well-researched articles, arguing for the specific issues affecting young people that they feel need most consideration at the discussion table. Submissions will be published on our widely-read blog for other young people to see. Once enough articles have been published, we will ask our roster of over 800 European Youth Parliament UK members to vote on the articles they feel were most persuasive. The articles with the most votes will be compiled into the final report.
To submit an article to the blog and to be in with a chance of having your work featured in the final report, please email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Daniel Willis In recent years, small Businesses have again become central to the UK economy. Since the turn of the century, the number of businesses in the UK has risen by over 40%, with many of these being small, independent enterprises. With a wide array of expert business advice online, combined with government and European Union start-up funding to fuel economic growth in the national … [Read more...]
by Rodaidh McLaughlin Amongst the pantheon of advantages the European Union has afforded the youth of the United Kingdom – the ability to study across the continent through the Erasmus Scheme, the chance to travel and work in majestic European cities including Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Rome – no advantage equals the splendid ignorance of what it must be to experience the horrors of … [Read more...]
by Jade Smith Since the time of the suffragettes, women’s rights have been at the forefront of political campaigns and legislative changes. Equality is no longer desirable but a necessity within our society. However, when we leave the European Union, will the rights for women which are currently secured by certain EU directives still be ensured? Within the European Union itself equality is not … [Read more...]
Following the result of the June 2016 referendum on British membership of the European Union, the European Youth Parliament UK (EYPUK) is launching a campaign to represent the views of its members and of other young people. It is the aim of EYPUK to eventually publish a report detailing the wants, desires, and demands of young people in relation to Great Britain's new European settlement. The … [Read more...]