Location: National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL Dates:
Young People and Brexit - One year on
The EU referendum was one of the most remarkable events in British politics for generations: it led to a redefining of the relationship between the UK and the European Union, the resignation of a sitting Prime Minister, to more young people voting than in any election since the 1990s, and it is now related to the calling of a 2017 General Election. The political, economic and social fallout of the referendum and Brexit will define the next general election. Young people occupy a distinctive position within this unpredictable and turbulent political context: for many, the result of the referendum was a bitter disappointment, and they find themselves confronted by a political elite and electorate in which a clear majority supports a Brexit process to which they are deeply opposed.
The short and long term consequences of the EU Referendum and Brexit on young people’s political engagement, their attachment to the political process, and their decisions in the 2017 General Election will be explored at this one day conference hosted by the Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods. The conference will be divided into two parts: the morning sessions will provide a forum in which to share the latest academic research and insights in the fields of youth political engagement and participation including election results from the 8th June; and the afternoon session will focus on debating how young people can be better represented in the Brexit process, in light of the election results, including discussion with young people on how it can be used to stimulate their engagement with electoral politics in future.
To view the schedule for the conference, please click here.
We are no longer accepting proposals for presentations at the conference, however if you would like to attend to view the research and take part in the debate please register here.