Overview

What does a democratic society mean beyond voting booths? 

In our brand new regional event, delve deeper into Aotearoa’s government –  learn how we as citizens can raise our voices, and how our elected officials interact with our concerns and the ever-evolving political and legal system of New Zealand. 

The two days will be packed with workshops, speaker panels, and debate sessions where you step in the shoes of the elected. Engage in fast paced negotiations to form the governing party; write submissions and learn how citizen submissions influence local and national policy-making; and debate the implications of a written constitution in the existing legal system of Aotearoa. 

High school students are now invited to participate in this exciting conference as a delegate. For those older, join us to help deliver quality civics education not found elsewhere. 

Applications close at 23:59, 14th of August, 2020. 

This event is to be held on the 12th and 13th of September, at Kelburn Campus, Victoria University of Wellington. More information and detail will be sent to participants closer to the event date.

If you had any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the coordinator, Emily, at emily.anderson@unyouth.org.nz.