• Date and time: Friday 17 June 2022, 6pm to 7.15pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

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We are living in challenging times. The economic crisis triggered in 2008, the refugee crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic and the climate crisis have been amongst recent events which have resonated throughout the world. 

Many young people have been left disaffected with the establishments leading their countries and may have felt disengaged from politics, struggling to find a way to find a voice. They are also less likely to use ‘traditional’ media, such as TV news programmes and printed newspapers, to be informed about and engage with issues of national and international importance, instead looking to other online sources which are often more interactive.

Yet, this is a generation who are keenly aware of the big issues, including racism, ecology, sexism and equality, and climate change. They have a role in shaping society. 

Come along as we explore the ways in which younger generations learn from each other; how those with global or national responsibilities can engage with them and harness their creativity; and what the future of citizen engagement might look like. 

This event will take place live on Zoom Webinar. You’ll receive a link to join a couple of days before the event takes place and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you can ask questions via a Q&A function, but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.

This event is part of the Festival Focus Shaping Society: Challenges and opportunities. Why not also join the in-person session, One Planet, One Health?

Presented in collaboration with the French Embassy in the UK.



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