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11 February 2013
Young people from across Wales will come together this week to discuss their views on the future shape of Wales’ political system.
Organised entirely by young people, this innovative event is part of a series being organised by UK’s Changing Union: Our Future, the outreach arm of UK Changing Union project, a partnership between the University’s Wales Governance Centre, Tomorrow’s Wales and the Institute of Welsh Affairs on the future of the Union and the Welsh devolution settlement.
Taking place in the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay, the ‘Youth Voice’ event will allow delegates to input directly to the evidence gathering process of the Silk Commission on Devolution in Wales. Vaughan Gething, Assembly Member for Cardiff South and Penarth and Eurfyl ap Gwilym, a member of the Silk Commission will also be taking part to discuss and exchange views on how the devolution settlement should be modified to better serve the people of Wales.
A report summarising the range of views put forward on the day will be submitted to the Commission on Devolution in Wales. This will be a submission on behalf of young people in Wales to the Silk Commission.
Our Future aims to encourage debate about the future organisation of power both in Wales, and across the UK, at a historic time in its development. The Our Future element of the project is targeted at young people between the ages of 18 – 35.
This event follows on from the successful launch event of Our Future and the first Youth Summit, held in November 2012, which brought together participants to hear from young people who are already actively influencing Welsh politics.
The UK Changing Union project is funded by Nuffield Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.
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