Youth in Democracy: does your voice matter?

Youth in Democracy 89 Scotland

Saturday, 8 February 2020, 9:15 am – 3:30 pm
University of Abredeen

Which factors encourage youth engagement? How can we promote young peoples’ voices? Should we introduce youth quotas in elections?

The functioning of democracy is contingent upon the engagement of citizens in it, with young citizens being affected eminently by current and future decisions. Their involvement is critical and highly desirable for long-term democratic success. Open to students, academics and the local community, we therefore intend to identify the factors that encourage youth engagement in democracy, and investigate possible ways of promoting them. 

For our international conference, we have invited experts in the fields of Youth and Democracy, with varying backgrounds from grassroot social movements, to academics and policy-makers. To address the questions posed above we we will be hosting six Ted-Talk style lectures, interactive workshops and a panel discussion with time for Q&A.

By participating in the conference, you will have access to high-profile keynote speakers and the opportunity to actively engage with your peers as well as experts. Along with the latest insights into the topic we also provide free lunch and coffee breaks, during which you can socialise and network with fellow students.

Tickets can be bought via eventbrite or through the Aberdeen University Societies Union. Come and join us for a day of inspiring keynotes and interactive workshops at the University of Aberdeen, on Saturday, 8 February 2020!

If you have any questions please email scotland@89initiative.com or contact us via facebook.

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