How can young people get their priority issues onto the government policy agenda in ways that inform and influence policy decision-making? How can they be empowered to do so, and get credit for their contribution? One way is to join the new ‘Youth Policy Development Group’ currently recruiting 16-25 yr-olds.
The government have recently renewed their commitment to listen to young people’s views in shaping government policy, not just consulting on their policy agenda, but also listening to young people on the issues they care about. Shout Out UK have been awarded the latest round of the governments Youth Engagement Grant which aims to “support young people across England to participate in the development of policy affecting them, enabling more young people to have their voices heard and participate in decision making on a national policy level”.
RECRUITMENT is OPEN – to 16-25 year-olds in England to join the ‘Youth Policy Development Group’ team of 30, as part of the collaboration with DCMS. Over four months Shout Out UK will be offering regular training sessions and one-to-one support “to devise policy briefs in specific topic areas and present these direct to government [roundtables]. Shout Out UK’s background is in developing and delivering political literacy programmes and are able to offer young policy influencers sessions that will “develop your understanding of both the theoretical and practical elements of policy making, providing you with the necessary skills to debate, create and present policy” The group will also be using an E-portal with access to digital resources, polls and surveys of their peers, as well as a platform to discuss topic areas with other YPDG members online.
Application deadline: 8th of November
For more information and to apply please visit: https://youngvoicesheard.org.uk/2021/10/28/government-youth-policy-group-recruiting-now-16-25/