Hardcopy or #Hashtag?: young people's vision for a digital parliament
Between 8 September and 10 October, Universities and schools across the country have been partnering up to develop specific digital ideas to engage young people with Parliament. This is a programme of events led by the Political Studies Association and Parliaments and Legislatures Specialist Group for Parliament Week.
- Storify of the events so far by Commissioner, Dr Cristina Leston-Bandeira
- Watch: video from discussions held at the University of East Anglia
- Further information about the event: Hardcopy or #Hashtag?: young people's vision for a digital parliament
- Further information on Parliament Week
So far, 15 universities/groups of people are doing workshops across the country, in preparation for the main event in Portcullis House on 17 November 2014. On that day, a selection of these students will present their ideas to a mixture of young people, parliamentarians and academics at an interactive event led by Digital Democracy Commissioner, actor and film maker, Femi Oyeniran.
The events are being covered on Twitter through the hashtag #PSAPW
Commissioner Meg Hillier MP will also be doing a live Twitter Q&A on digital democracy and what it means to young people as part of Parliament Week.
See summaries of what young people have told the Digital Democracy Commission so far:
- British Youth Council Convention in Birmingham - digital democracy commission summary
- Discussion with Youth Policy Advisor, Kenny Imafidon at the British Youth Council Convention
- Model Westminster - digital democracy discussion
- Year 10 Citizenship Students - storify of digital democracy discussion
- Facebook HQ discussion with Young People hosted by Commissioner Femi Oyeniran
- Student forums - summaries written up by students
As part of Parliament week, Universities and Schools have also been partnering up to discuss digital democracy and what it means to young people as part of the event 'hardcopy or #hashtag'.