Why don’t young people vote?

“Young people just don’t care about politics.” This cliché gets rehashed all the time, but is it actually true? Sure, we can’t always believe stats, but let’s have a look at them anyway. In 2010, 43% (Reality Check: Has there been a surge in youth turnout?) of young people turned out to vote. It was even…

What’s Next: UK Young Ambassadors launch research for Structured Dialogue Cycle VI

As an American student studying in London, I’ve greatly appreciated my experiences as an international participation volunteer with the British Youth Council. For most of October, I worked on organising the logistics for a residential that brought together organisations from across the UK to design a research plan for the upcoming Structured Dialogue consultations. Lucy,…

Open Call for YO!FEST 2018 delegation!

The British Youth Council is partnering up with the European Youth Forum in order to bring its delegation and activities at the upcoming YO!FEST, organised in Strasbourg on the 1st and 2nd of June 2018. YO!FEST is the biggest European youth festival organised in the European Youth Parliament, focused on providing a framework for young…