A group of young people from across Scotland will help set the agenda on Brexit as part of a new project to amplify their voices in the EU withdrawal process.
Children in Scotland and Together are launching the Children and Young People’s Panel on Europe so that young people contribute fully and are listened to by all political leaders during the Brexit negotiation and implementation process.
The organisations will:
- Establish a panel of children and young people who can provide ongoing advice to the Scottish Government on the views of children and young people, as their own views evolve and develop
- Develop a programme of engagement with children and young people around their views and opinions to contribute directly to the process
- Lead on communications activity that raises awareness of children and young people’s views on Brexit and the importance of their participation.
The project, supported by funding from the Scottish Government’s Brexit Stakeholder Engagement Fund, was launched in June. The Panel will be made up of 20 children and young people, with approximately half aged 8-12 and the remainder aged 13-18. It will include children from rural and island communities as well as those with additional support needs.
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