On Friday 18th June at 11am, Onward was delighted to be host a panel event titled Building back together: How can civic society give young people a future after coronavirus?
It is hard to overstate the effect of the pandemic on younger generations. Between February 2020 and February this year, net employment fell by 693,000 jobs. Of those, 611,000 – nearly 9 in every 10 jobs lost – were among employees aged 18-35 years old. The disruption to schooling has led to the loss of millions of hours of learning, much will never be recovered.
This event explored how we can use civil society to support young people to overcome the challenges posed by coronavirus through civic service.
To discuss this topic, the confirmed panellists are;
- Baroness Barran MBE, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Civil Society
- Lord James O’Shaughnessy, Former Director of Policy, No. 10 Downing Street
- Rt Hon. Lord David Bulnkett PC, Former MP of Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough
- Danny Kruger MP, MP for Devizes
- Jessica Oghenegweke, Social Mobility Commissioner
- Mark Gifford, Chief Executive, National Citizen Service
Watch the full discussion below.