Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, is encouraging constituents under the age of 30 to let the UK Youth Delegates for the Y7 and Y20 Summits know what issues matter most to them.
In 2021, the U.K. hosts the G7 Presidency and the Leaders Summit will be on 11 – 13 June, in Carbis Bay, Cornwall.
Since 2011, Future Leaders Network have selected young people (aged 18 – 30) to represent the U.K. at the Y7 and Y20, the official youth engagement groups for the G7 and G20. In line with the U.K.’s G7 Presidency, FLN hosts the 2021 Y7.
This will bring together over 50 young leaders from across the G7 states to participate in a highly-prestigious Y7 Summit in early May. The young leaders participating will highlight the key issues facing young people globally and make policy recommendations which will then be delivered to G7 Heads of State.
FLN are offering 10,000 young people from across the country the chance to have their voice heard with G7 world leaders, by taking their seat #atthetable and participating in a huge, U.K. wide survey.
Every response will support the UK young leaders at the Y7 Summit (and at the Y20 Summit held later in the year) to identify the key issues UK youth are concerned about and what action they want to see world leaders take.
FLN will also be hosting focus groups throughout March. Any young person who is interested in offering more detailed insight into their lived experiences and their calls to action for G7 leaders can sign up for these sessions online.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“It is vital that the voice of young people is heard at major international summits, as it is the young who will live with the consequences of decisions made now.
“I’d encourage all constituents aged between 16 and 30 to fill out this survey and let the UK delegates at the Y7 and Y20 Summits know what matters most to them.”