‘Where next for the EU? The hopes and fears of Europe’s younger generation’
One of the conclusions to be drawn from the Brexit vote in June 2016 was the glaring generational gap with regard to support for UK membership.
According to a YouGov poll on the eve of the referendum, 75% of 18-24 year olds who voted did so for the UK to remain in the EU. With a clear majority of 16 and 17 year olds stating they would have voted to remain (if like their counterparts in the 2014 Scottish referendum they had been given the franchise), this only served to foster the notion that the younger generation had been ‘sold down the river’ by their parents and grandparents.
60 years on from the Treaty of Rome and the founding of the then European Community, this panel brings together a group of young political practitioners to discuss their hopes and fears with regard to the future of the EU in a post-Brexit environment.
Chair: Dr Nicholas Startin
Louisa Casson (Greenpeace)
Vincent-Immanuel Herr (Herr and Speer)
Lucy Woodcock (University of Bath President)
The roundtable will be followed by a drinks reception in the foyer of the The Edge Arts Centre.