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Policies of local authorities and German government investigated by Committee

29 November 2017

The Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement will take evidence from the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Youth Focus North-West, German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs.

Witnesses

Wednesday 29 November, Committee Room 3A, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Dr Henry Tam
  • Councillor Saima Ashraf, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community Leadership and Engagement, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
  • Mr Stuart Dunne, Deputy Chief Executive, Youth Focus North-West

At 11.30am

  • Mira Turnsek, Senior Official, German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs

Possible areas of discussion:

  • What role should local authorities play in encouraging volunteering?
  • To what extent are local communities involved in the provision of nationally run volunteering schemes like the National Citizen Service?
  • What role should local authorities play in encouraging democratic engagement?
  • The German Government has a Strategy to Prevent Extremism and Promote Democracy. To what extent do you think that these two things are linked?
  • Is the German naturalisation programme for new arrivals successful in fostering integration and civic engagement?
  • Do you have any views on the strengths and weaknesses of the British approach to integration?

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