The FINANCIAL -- Young adults helping to shape the future of the Middle East and North
Africa will meet the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, at an event in
London organised by the British Council – the UK’s cultural relations
organisation – with support from the Westminster Foundation for
Democracy, publishes British Council's official web-site.
The young people from Egypt and Tunisia are all actively involved in the youth movements in their own countries – with many having taken part in the demonstrations in Tunisia and Tahrir Square. Their trip to the UK is part of the British Council’s work with young people around the world, and will help to inform the international response to the changing political landscape in the region. The visit is being supported by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, which works to support and strengthen democracy around the world through developing political parties and parliaments.
On Monday 22 August, the young leaders will meet with the Deputy Prime Minister and participate in a panel discussion on Open Societies in North Africa at the British Council’s headquarters.
On Tuesday 23 August, they will take part in a discussion with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy on getting young people involved in politics. This will be followed by an event in partnership with the Young Foundation, where they will meet with young people from the UK to share insights and learning from the recent unrest in both the Middle East and UK, and to look at how wellbeing can be improved in society.
Many of the young people are involved in the British Council’s Global Changemakers programme – an international network of exceptional 18-25 year-old leaders and social entrepreneurs. There are more than 500 members - proven influencers amongst their generation - who reach many thousands more through their work.