Start date: March 2016
End date: September 2016
This project is a study of young people’s attitudes towards and engagement with the EU referendum campaign. Using data from a dedicated UK-wide survey of under 30s and a wide range of publicly available data and academic research we will address four key themes. These are examining:
Drawing on our own survey and previous research, we will offer analysis and commentary about the voting intentions of young people, how they are engaging with the campaign, and how and why their attitudes may shift throughout its course. We will also examine how major political events between now and the 23rd June – such as the Budget or the devolved elections on 5th May – might affect young people’s decisions. We will also consider how the referendum campaign may affect the broader political engagement of young voters, and examine the possibility that engagement with the issue of Britain’s EU membership and participation in the referendum itself may boost young people’s interest in electoral politics more broadly.
The project will involve collaboration with organisations working to engage young people including Youth Cymru and the National Assembly for Wales’ Youth Engagement Team.
A 'pop-up' website has been created for this project here.
For regular dedicated blog posts click here or view the posts below.
EU Referendum Blog
As part of the WISERD Civil Society Seminar series, Tom Jones OBE presents an insider’s perspective on the role of civil society organizations in policy-making in Wales, the UK and Europe.
As part of the WISERD Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Seminar Series, Dr Taulant Guma from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University presents emerging findings from the WISERD/Civil Society project on ‘Migrants, Minorities and Engagement in Local Civil Society’.