Talk & Discussion

Democracy Café

15 Feb 2019

 / 9:00am to 11:00am
 / Free
1st Floor - Time Out Market Lisboa
Mercado da Ribeira
Avenida 24 de Julho 1200-479 Lisboa
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As the political landscape is shifting around the world, younger generations have realised they need to be more engaged in politics, as it doesn't represent their values.

Join us for a roundtable discussion around the opportunities and barriers for young people to participate in democracy today with Chief Executive of MLMS, Mete Coban – in partnership with the British Council.

Mete has founded the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Better Brexit for Young People, contributed to the increase of turnout for young people at the 2017 UK General Elections, and received the UK Government’s National Democracy Change-Maker of the Year Award in 2018. The youngest ever elected Councillor in the London borough of Hackney, he is also Chair of the Skills, Economy & Growth Commission. Previously, he worked on the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s selection campaign, leading on youth engagement.