In 2018, Faiths Forum launched its first ever ‘Democracy Week’ campaign initiated by the Cabinet office and the National Democracy Week Council. The aim of the one week programme is to encourage young people aged between 18-25, who are often the most apathetic towards politics and who feel like they do not have a voice to engage in the democratic process.
This year Faiths Forum for London (FFL) & Faiths United Youth Network (FUYN) have teamed up to create a week built to inspire and help young adults, with an interest in politics and civic engagement, meet, engage and learn from individuals who work in the heart of the UK political system.
In previous years, participants have visited 10 Downing Street, City Hall and other key political landmarks in the UK, however, due to Covid-19, this year FFL have partnered with FUYN to bring the experience online! All workshops, talks and skill building exercises will be made accessible to participants through ZOOM. The FFL & FUYN team have created an experience that promises to excite and enhance the skills of our future leaders (YOU!)
Are you between the ages of 18-30?
Are you free for 4 hours on 31st August – 3rd September?
Do you have an interest in the UK political system?
If so, fill out the application form below and join us for a week-long programme filled with talks from key political figures and interactive online workshops, educating today’s youth on creative methods of engagement used to influence the UK political landscape. Each day of the week has been tailored to create the perfect balance between understanding politics from those that are in the very heart of the action and talks from young leaders that have become politically active through more ‘untraditional means’. The week will consist of…
- Social media workshops – get some tips and tricks on how to maximise your online engagement!
- Public speaking workshops – learn how to amplify your voice!
- Entry into politics – find out the best ways to enter UK politics!
- Exclusive talks from influential Politicians, Campaigners and Activists!
- And much more to be revealed…
(Speakers will be revealed as we come closer to the date).
When is it?
Leadership and Democracy week will run from 31st August – 3rd September.
What are the time commitments for each day?
Monday – 13:00 – 14:30
Tuesday – 13:00 – 17:00
Wednesday – 13:00 – 17:00
Thursday – 13:00 – 17:00
Is the programme online?
Yes! All workshops, talks and skill building exercises will be done over ZOOM.
Is it just talks from speakers?
No! We have also lined-up interactive workshops every day week. We promise you won’t just be talked at for the entire four days!
How do I sign up?
Just click HERE to fill out an application form.
Click HERE to find out more about Faiths United Youth Network (FUYN) or check them out on twitter @FaithsUnitedYN