In January 2014 Purpose launched their Online Democratic Platforms for Young People project, which we are supporting through Destination Local. The objective of the project is to test online democratic platforms in the UK that support young people to collaboratively engage with democratic institutions (local authorities, city governments) in order to effect positive social change. Purpose are working with UpRising and an alumni of young people in Birmingham to increase young people’s engagement in these processes by identifying low to medium-barrier ways for them to influence their local decision makers, and for decision makers to engage with young people in places that young people are most accustomed to, i.e. social media platforms.
Kathryn Geels
Wednesday, 28 May 2014