Civic engagement of young people investigated by Committee

11 October 2017

The Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement takes evidence from witnesses from the Scout Association, National Citizen Service Trust, Step Up to Serve, The Challenge, the University of Huddersfield and Loughborough University, as part of its inquiry into citizenship in the 21st Century.


Wednesday 11 October, Committee Room 3A, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Michael Lynas, Chief Executive, National Citizen Service Trust
  • Matt Hyde, Chief Executive, The Scout Association
  • Dr Rania Marandos, Chief Executive, Step Up to Serve

At approximately 11.30am 

  • Dr Andrew Mycock, Reader in Politics, University of Huddersfield
  • Dr Sarah Mills, Loughborough University
  • Oliver Lee, Chief Executive, The Challenge

Areas the Committee will question the witnesses on include:

  • The current state of civic engagement amongst young people in the UK
  • The demographics of the groups that the organisations reach
  • The main barriers the organisations face
  • How volunteering and social action fits in with democratic engagement and political participation
  • How the work of the organisations fits in with the broader citizenship landscape
  • The relationship between integration and civic engagement
  • Examples of best practice in promoting civic engagement amongst young people

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