CFF Launch at City Hall with the Mayor of London
On Tuesday 8 May, the Common Futures Forum was launched at City Hall by My Life My Say in partnership with the Mayor of London. The aim was to showcase upcoming projects, namely the Brexit Café model, which centre around bridging the post-Brexit divides that have become sorely apparent in the past 20 months since the referendum.
The event was a great success and featured inspirational speeches from Mayor Sadiq Khan, Chair of the National Conversation Project Jermain Jackson, and My Life My Say’s COO, Amy Longland. The trademark Brexit Café featured in the second half of the launch, with 10 young influencers facilitating these discussions and reporting back to the room, including New Europeans’ Communications and Engagement Officer, Wiktoria Schulz. The debate was lively featuring ideas from across the political, age, cultural backgrounds. It demonstrated the heart of what the CFF launch was about: engaging with a diverse range of individuals and hearing their thoughts on political issues, such as Brexit, in a safe space.
One of the main goals of the launch was to shed light on the importance of giving young people, both British and EU citizens, the opportunity to discuss the type of Brexit they envision and the future of UK-EU relations. It is crucial to hear the opinions and ideas of young people as they will be the ones who live with the outcome of Brexit the longest.
Here’s to looking forward and being excited as to what the Common Futures Forum can achieve in bridging the divides in our society and making sure that we have a Brexit that delivers for future generations.
Wiktoria Schulz, New Europeans’ Communications and Engagement Officer