EU Referendum Youth Debate: How will the Referendum decision affect young Europeans?

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08/06/16 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Shard, London
Address: 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG, United Kingdom
“The decision over whether the UK remains inside the European Union could depend on whether young people vote in sufficient numbers on 23 June.”

On Wednesday 8 June, the IPF will join forces with Warwick Policy Lab to hold this important event aimed at engaging young voters in the EU Referendum debate.

The debate will take place in Warwick’s offices in London’s iconic Shard. The event is free to attend but places are limited and registration is required. A panel of campaigners representing both sides of the debate will discuss topics, including jobs and free movement, human rights and the environment.

There will be lots of opportunity for audience participation and questions, and the debate will be followed by a networking drinks reception.

For more information about the event, contact IPF Editor-in-Chief, Priyanka Mogul, at

Join the event on Facebook.

Event details

Venue: The Shard, London

Date: Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Time: 6pm until 7pm, followed by a drinks reception. Arrival and registration from 5.30pm.


Can’t make it to the event but have a burning question for our panel?

Tweet us your questions at @IPFtweeting or post them on our Facebook event page. We will try to read out as many of them as possible during our Q&A – and a video of the debate will be available after so that you can hear their answers to your questions!

Panel members

Tom Harwood, BeLeave

Tom Harwood is head of media for BeLeave, and chair of Students for Britain. He studies Politics and International Relations at Durham University. BeLeave are a movement of young people working to build a bright future for Britain outside the European Union. BeLeave want to put forward the optimistic case for leaving – a truly global community, new employment opportunities and a future with unleashed potential.

Thomas Collins, UKIP Students

Thomas Collins is the Chairman of UKIP Students. He is a second year Economics and Politics at the University of Exeter. UKIP want to put forward a positive case for Britain leaving the European Union, where we can embrace a global future rather than just a European one. The party wants us to take back control of Britain’s law making process and have an ethical immigration system based on skills, not just the passport someone has.

Katie Pruszynski, InFTW

Katie spent nearly five years in Westminster as the Senior Parliamentary Assistant to an MP and Government Minister. She specialises in political communication and campaigning. She believes that politicians are not able to communicate with integrity because their media training tells them to avoid awkward questions. Disappointed by the quality of the Referendum debate, Katie founded InFTW to present arguments to remain in the European Union, free from the hysteria that has characterised so much of the debate so far. It seeks to engage young people and equip them to campaign, spread the word and engage on the issues on their own terms, in ways that suit them.

Alex Mogford, Remain Great Remain In

Alex is a tutor of economics. He is passionate about seeing more people engaged and informed about Politics and Economics. Frustrated by the level of miss information and apathy around the EU referendum Alex has been working with Remain Great Remain In, a grass roots organisation aimed at motivating and engaging young voters. Remain Great Remain In are a group of London-based young professionals who passionately believe that Britain should remain a member of the European Union. Our objective is to ensure as many young voters vote REMAIN as possible.

Bambi St Jay, Liberal Youth 

Bambi St Jay is the leader of Liberal Youth in London and is Liberal Youths national Communications officer. Outside of his work in Liberal Youth Bambi is an actor and writer. Liberal Youth is the Youth and Student wing of the Liberal Democrats.  Liberal Youth exist to fight for a Britain that is fair, free and tolerant based on our own values and principles of liberty and equality. The Liberal Democrats are a pro European party. We believe another Europe is possible and that we must lead not leave.

Event chair

Siobhan Benita, Co-Director of WPL, University of Warwick

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