Engage: Youth & Politics / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Engage: Youth & Politics

A debate of Intelligence Squared Greece at the OCC

28 May 2013
Main Stage
Free admission
While today’s youth is increasingly faced with social and personal challenges, it is time to discuss what role young people’s role will be in shaping tomorrow’s politics in terms of agenda setting, social and political engagement.

Should young people run for office? Can you engage with politics outside the organized political parties? Does blogging, tweeting, sharing and liking constitute meaningful forms of political participation, or is it just a waste of time?  What do young people bring to the table in terms of a new and improved political premise?

Intelligence Squared Greece and the Onassis Cultural Centre, with the support of the Foundation for Youth and the British Council, are organising an open forum to discuss the importance of young participation in politics, and its changing forms.

Speakers from Greece and abroad will each present their own experience and opinions on how young people can meaningfully engage with politics, explain why they should, and discuss with the audience.


Speakers and discussion subjects:
•    Politics Across Borders: Zain Awan, UK Youth Ambassador
•    Advising the Government: Shaun Bailey, Advisor to UK Government
•    Running for Office: Kostas Bakoyiannis, Mayor of Karpenisi
•    Press and Online Media: Elina Makri, Journalist
•    European Youth Politics: Babis Papaioannou, Thessaloniki Youth Capital
•    Politics as a Student: Natalie Robinson, UK Youth Ambassador
•    Developing Youth Leaders: Tony Sewell, CEO of Generating Genius
•    Change through Activism: Craig Bennet, Director of Campaigns and Policy, Friends of the Earth

Moderator: Nikos Andritsos, SKAI Journalist

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Free admission.
Seat reservation: 213 017 8036 ή rsvp@iq2.gr

For more information, answers to your questions and further clarification, contact Intelligence Squared on 6987 160535 or at rsvp@iq2.gr.

Language: Greek / English (with simultaneous translation into Greek)