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 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. It is our aim that this report, once completed, will be widely publicised and available for download from a number of sources. We also hope to have this report delivered to those involved in the negotiation discussions.
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. In other words, we want to know how you want the Brexit deal to look. What are your demands as young people? What assurances for young people do you want to be included in the final deal?
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.
As a hub for debate and freedom of speech, your posts do not need to be impartial and we will be accepting posts from across the political spectrum, although we do ask that you don’t write anything that could be considered ‘extreme’.
To contribute to our campaign, have your work published on our blog, and be in with a chance of having your article featured in the final report, please send your article submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a picture of yourself and a short one paragraph bio.
Articles should be 600-1000 words long, although please feel free to write more if you have more to contribute.