“The EurVoice outreach scheme is especially important in widening active participation to include more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds” – Andy Burnham, MP.
At the heart of EurVoice is a commitment to social inclusion, equal opportunities and the empowering of young people from disadvantaged social and economic backgrounds.
How does it work?
EurVoice works by running free and inclusive forums across the UK, allowing young people the opportunity to discuss the issues that affect their local community.
EurVoice forums normally consist of discussion workshops, followed by a ‘Question Time’ style panel discussion involving local politicians and community figures.
Aims of EurVoice
- The creation of a platform for inclusion and the expression of views, which in turn will help develop citizenship, community and the desire for positive change among young
people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- The development of confidence and the realising of potential in public speaking, team work and individual ability.
- Education around local, national and international issues, and the opportunity to become involved in the broader opportunities offered by EYPUK.
EurVoice Live aims to give young people all across the UK and beyond a chance to express their views on the issues that really matter to them.
The next EurVoice Live event will be taking place on Twitter for 24 hours on 17th November, and young people will have the opportunity to Tweet a panel of key UK politicians and community figures. Check out the EurVoice Facebook page for updates on those involved!
Now is the time to get thinking about the political issues that you have always wanted to engage directly with key decision makers over.
Listen to what pupils, teachers and panelists have to say about EurVoice.
For more information on any of these events please contact Jodi Beauchamp or Bethany Appleton at email@example.com.