Join us and discuss
How can political education and education provided
by religious/local communities foster civic engagement?
at 43 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA
6:30pm – 8:00pm, Friday 14th August 2015
Hosted by Universal Peace Federation – Youth (YUPF) & Shout Out UK
You are invited to join a live panel on increasing Youth Civic Engagement. Take part in an active discussion on tackling the root causes for disengagement and find ways to encourage and empower young people to become more involved that we can offer as a recommendation to schools and religious/local communities.
MATTEO BERGAMINI founded Shout Out UK, an alternative source of news that has gained a lot of traction amongst young people. During his undergraduate study of History and Politics, Bergamini developed a passion for increasing youth engagement in politics, and combined with his interest in journalism he founded an on-line publication, sourcing news from reporters around the globe.
BOGDAN PAMMER is the director and founder of Youth UPF Europe, a youth led group focused on developing future global leaders who desire to make a positive change in the world. His vision has seen young people from over a dozen different nations coming together in exchange programmes, collaborating together and sharing insight on innovative ways to make a lasting impact on the world.
ASMAA SOLIMAN is involved in various youth NGOs with a particular interest in peace work, inter-religious dialogue and intercultural understanding. She has participated in several workshops that focus on youths’ involvement in peace work and Muslim-West relations. She is also interested in these themes from an academic perspective. She has conducted several studies about the positive contribution of young people to society, reflecting on the spheres of new media, civil society and the arts and culture.
YOU. The final speaker is you. After the guest speakers have spoken we will all take part in an organised discussion where we will work on identifying recommendations on how schools and religious/local communities can cultivate greater civic engagement amongst young people. By the end of this event you will not only have enlightened yourself and others, but you will also come home with valuable insight that will help you in your own endeavours.
More information on the youth day: http://undesadspd.org/Youth/InternationalYouthDay/2015/Campaign.aspx