Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods
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WISERD :: Young People and Brexit: One Year On 22nd June 2017

Young People and Brexit: One Year On 22nd June 2017


09.30-10:00                   Coffee and Registration

10:00-10.10                   Welcome and Introduction from Professor Ian Rees Jones, Director of WISERD

10:10-10:30                   Young People & the 2017 General Election Chris Curtis, YouGov

10:30-10:50                   Setting the political scene with a Member of Parliament

11:00-12:00                   Session 1


Panel 1. Young people and the EU referendum

Chair: Dr Sioned Pearce

Against the Tide: Young People and the 2016 Brexit Referendum

Dr James Sloam, Royal Holloway, University of London

British youth and the 2016 EU Referendum: preliminary findings from the ‘#Votebecause’ project

Professor Matt Henn, Nottingham Trent, Dr James Sloam, Royal Holloway, University of London, Dr Ben Kisby, University of Lincoln and Dr Ben Oldfield, Nottingham Trent University

Young people’s views on EU Referendum and its impact on support for votes for 16 year olds

Dr Rhian Barrance, WISERD, Cardiff University

Panel 2. Generational divides and Brexit

Chair: Professor Ian Rees Jones

How the Intergenerational Transmission of Euroscepticism affected support for Brexit in the EU Referendum

Dr Stuart Fox, Jen Hampton, Professor Chris Taylor and Dr Esther Muddiman, WISERD, Cardiff University

Were the young really “screwed by older generations”? Evidence from the British Election Study

David Kingman, the Intergenerational Foundation

How deep is the Divide? Generational Trends in Euroscepticism

Dr Stuart Fox & Dr Sioned Pearce, WISERD, Cardiff University


12:00-12:15                   Coffee Break

12:15-13:15                   Session 2


Panel 3. The role of institutions in youth engagement post-Brexit  

Chair: Professor Chris Taylor

The Role of Religion in the Brexit vote

Dr Ekaterina Kolpinskaya, Swansea University and Dr Stuart Fox, WISERD,

Cardiff University

Old fractures for new generations? The role of social class in young people’s vote choice in the

Brexit referendum

Davide Angelucci, Royal Holloway, University of London

The role of institutions in political view formation among under 18s

Dr Sioned Pearce, WISERD, Cardiff University 

Panel 4. The legacy of Brexit

Chair: Professor Paul Chaney

Did the EU Referendum Boost Youth Engagement with Politics?

Dr Stuart Fox & Dr Sioned Pearce, WISERD, Cardiff University

Being young in Brexit Britain: Student attitudes towards, and aspirations after, the Brexit


Avril Keating, Centre for Global Youth, UCL

Barriers and successes in engaging marginalised children with politics (working title)

Dr Cath Larkins, the Centre for Children and Young People's Participation

Democratic Devolution: Youth Citizenship in the wake of Brexit

Professor Andy Mycock, University of Huddersfield


13:15-14:00                   Lunch

14:00-15:00                   Session 3


Panel 5. The Impact of Brexit – Language and Identity

Chair: Professor Rhys Jones

Findings showing views of young people on the impact of Brexit with respect to identity and


Short clips of young people’s views from an event at the Urdd Eisteddfod

Practitioners view point and policy implications

Dr Elin Royles and Dr Dyfan Powel

Panel 6. Young people and political engagement

Chair: Dr Rhian Barrance

Transitions of young people to adulthood and their socialization as citizens of democracy

Dr Ben Bowman, University of Bath

Youth political participation in Europe: a cross national analysis

Magdelina Kitanova, University of Southampton

Engaging young people with Voting Advice Applications

James Andrews, Swansea University


15:05-15:35                   Short Film screening, Q&A

15:35:15:45                    Coffee Break

15:45-16:30                   Roundtable and Q&A: Engaging Young People with Politics Post-Brexit: including academic, youth and political representatives                                

Chair: Professor Paul Chaney

16.30 – 16.45                 Close from Stuart Fox & Sioned Pearce 


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european-union-155207_960_720.pngYoung People and the EU Referendum Project

The Young People & Brexit project follows on from WISERD's Young People and the EU Referendum study, in which WISERD researchers explored how young people were engaging with the EU Referendum and the issue of EU membership, as well as their subsequent participation in the referendum. The research findings and blogs from Young People and the EU Referendum can be found here.