A web-site (see 1C) has been developed to disseminate the project to user groups and the general public.
Social impact publications (see ROS):
Article for the professional journal, “Teaching Citizenship” which helped to inform practitioners of the impact of citizenship classes in schools. Our research has also been used by the New Local Government Network and by the Intergenerational Foundation in their own publications, and reported in the “Children & Young People Now” magazine (for professionals working with children), see 2D.
Key project findings have been published by ESRC’s society-facing journals, “Britain in 2013” and “Society Now”.
Social impact consultations and presentations:
We have consulted with several stakeholder groups with an interest in citizenship issues:
1. Project design stage. We consulted with all of the main political parties (Labour, Conservatives, LibDems, Greens, SNP, Plaid Cymru). We also consulted with the Citizenship Foundation, NUS, Institute for Citizenship, British Youth Council.
2. Dissemination of findings. We have delivered invited presentations of the research to events with audiences of practitioners who have a specific and scientific interest in the project (see ROS). These include:
• Invited presentation to a training event for youth activists (Labour Party Annual Conference, 2011)
• Invited presentation to ‘The Participation of Young People in British Democracy’ workshop, Royal Holloway (March, 2013). The audience included practitioners from several citizenship agencies
• IPPR North - invited presentations in Newcastle (February 2013) and Manchester (June 2013); see letters of thanks on ROS
• Electoral Commission (invited lecture, June 2013); see letter of thanks on ROS
• The project has also been reported in the national and professional media (see ROS). This included expert-evidence for shaping BBC Radio 1’s “youth vs politics” voter apathy week (July 2012); see 2A and letter of thanks on ROS