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#FMQTNextGeneration is back – find out how to get involved!

11 April 2019

On Tuesday 23 April, 100 children and young people will be heading to FMQT Next Generation as it returns, but this time in Edinburgh! Even if you’re not attending the event, there are lots of ways to get involved...

What is FMQT Next Generation?

A landmark participation event that launched during Year of Young People last year, FMQT Next Generation aims to provide a platform for young people to have their views heard and acted upon, and is a fantastic opportunity for young people to express themselves.

Get involved

Even if you’re not attending the event on 23 April there are lots of great ways to get involved. Take a look at our ideas below:

1. Create your own mini-viewing of FMQT Next Generation

We are recording FMQT Next Generation and will be holding a live premiere broadcast on our YouTube channel (click to access) and on YouthLink's Facebook (click to access) on at 7pm on 25 April.

Keep an eye on both Children in Scotland’s and YouthLink Scotland’s websites, which will be updated with links to the videos when they become available.

2. Run an interactive activity

We have created a great resource for practitioners that includes interactive activities to encourage children and young people to start talking about Scottish politics. Including, ‘If I was First Minister for a day’ and having a go at manifesto writing by encouraging young people to think about the issues they’re passionate about in their local community.

Click here to download the resource and start planning your activity.

3. Take action – give young people a voice

There are many ways young people’s voices can be heard in Scottish politics. How about organising a ‘take action’ session where children and young people can ensure their voice is heard? Take a look at our suggestions below:

Attend your local community council

Find your local community council on Community Council Scot (click to epxlore).

Get in touch with your local councillor

To find the contact details for your local and national politicians in one handy place, take a look at the Write To Them website (click to explore) (does not include MSYPs).

However you get involved in FMQT Next Generation, let us know what you get up to by joining the conversation online using #FMQTNextGeneration and tagging YouthLink Scotland (Twitter & Instagram: @YouthLinkScot) and Children in Scotland (Twitter: @cisweb | Instagram: @ChildreninScotland).

FMQT Next Generation

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