What is your vision for the future of the UK in the world? Sign up to one of our two interactive online workshops and make your voices heard!
How can we create a National Strategy for future generations?
As the UK reorients itself post-Brexit and recovers from the impacts of COVID-19, there is both an urgent need and a rare opportunity to examine who we are and what we want to be. We want to seize the timely opportunity to influence the Integrated Review - a “once in a generation” review of our national security, defence, development and foreign policy - and influence other significant shifts happening in HMG. Changes that will shape how strategy is delivered, including the merging of Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development.
Agora, the UK’s open forum for foreign policy, is extremely pleased to partner with the School of International Futures (SOIF) and many partner organisations to help develop A National Strategy for the Next Generations. The NSxNG project will create a report to feed into HMG Integrated Review.
This is a unique opportunity for young people to contribute their vision for the future of the UK's role in the world. The NSxNG project places the interests, wellbeing, and rights of future citizens at the heart of its approach. We strongly believe that this democratic approach to policy-making will help create a resilient and sustainable UK now and in the future.
Using the collaborative online platform Policy Kitchen, as well as a series of online workshops, Agora and SOIF invite young people across the UK to address this question in an accessible and interactive process. High-level speakers and Agora’s facilitators will offer advice and guidance throughout. The workshops are collaborative, and are great opportunities to meet other engaged people. We seek to bring together different perspectives, so join us and envision a future-focused National Strategy for the UK! We will collect your policy proposals until midnight 13 October 2020. The project team will then cluster and evaluate these proposals as a basis for a final report to inform and inspire policymakers in HMG.
We will host our first two workshops on Wednesday 9 September and Monday 14 September. Active and engaged participants can attend a final workshop on 24 September to refine their policy ideas, which will then be presented in our report to HMG. The workshops will centre on: The world in 2045 - Understanding the environment and shaping forces of the future global context and the UK’s role. We are looking for creativity and drive, prior experience with policymaking or international relations is not required! Let us come up with new and innovative ideas together to make a better UK for all.