“Politicians are very easy to communicate with and are understanding. They are just like us and not posh.”
Digital Surgeries address a key issue that defines our democratic system today: the breakdown in the relationship between young people and politicians.
The programme aims to transform the way that young people and politicians interact. Our goal is simple – we want every young person during their time at school to have a meaningful, informed interaction with their local, regional or national representatives.
We support schools to run Digital Surgeries, connecting students and politicians using online platforms, such as Skype and Zoom. This gives students a rare chance to engage with their politicians, building understanding and relationships on both sides that leads to real and tangible changes in communities.
For politicians, Digital Surgeries provide an opportunity to represent their young constituents more effectively and 100% of those who have taken part want to do more.
This year, to celebrate 100 year of women getting the vote we are running a special version of Digital Surgeries called Talking Gender. Click here to find out more