This is an amazing opportunity to make a difference and have your voice heard in the world of Westminster. If you've got a view on the idea that young people don't engage with politics and you think you've got an understanding why that might be the case - then this is the event for you.
The Cabinet Office, a government department, are looking to hear from young people who can take part in a recorded discussion which will then be turned into practical ideas ahead of a Ministerial meeting where ideas and solutions will be discussed. For more information, or to put your name down (we can't guarantee you'll be invited along, sorry!), write your name, age and contact number in an email which you should forward to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12pm, Tuesday 14th July.The session itself will happen on Monday 20th July between 4 and 6 and is open to young people aged between 16 and 24. The event will take place at a venue in north London. Of course, if you wanted to take an older person with you, the Cabinet Office would be happy for them to come.
Go on, take a risk and make a difference.
And another thing...
We've also got wind of a special conference being pulled together from the 28th September to the 4th October in Cyprus which looks at the politicial education and civic education of young people and it's called 'from Clicktivism to Activism - connecting stakeholders. Looking at trends of new participation.' There is funding available to attend the conference convering attendance, travel and accommodation - so, if you're really lucky you could get to attend for a really small cost. It's worth checking out their website to find out more.