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Scout association, National Citizen Service Trust and others to give evidence to Citizenship and Civic Engagement committee


The House of Lords Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement will take 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.

The session will start at 10:30am on Wednesday 11 October in Committee Room 3A of the House of Lords. Giving evidence to the Committee will be:

  • Michael Lynas, Chief Executive, National Citizen Service Trust
  • Matt Hyde, Chief Executive, The Scout Association
  • Dr Rania Marandos, Chief Executive, Step Up to Serve
  • Dr Andrew Mycock, Reader in Politics, University of Huddersfield
  • Dr Sara 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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