Young Scots to Help Shape Edinburgh’s City Vision

The City of Edinburgh Council and Young Scot have launched a city-wide search for young people with a passion and enthusiasm for Edinburgh to join an exciting new panel to help develop a vision for the Edinburgh in 2050.

Young Scot and the City of Edinburgh Council are searching volunteers, aged 16-21, from a variety of diverse backgrounds across Edinburgh to create an Edinburgh 2050 Vision Panel. The volunteers will play a key role in representing young people’s views on the long-term future of Scotland’s capital.

The Edinburgh 2050 Vision Panel will give young people an exciting opportunity to unlock their creative potential. The young panellists will work together to hold a series of research events and draft a detailed report on behalf of the young people of Edinburgh. This report will be presented to the council and help guide the 2050 city vision.

Since launching the Edinburgh city vision project, the opinions of 5,700 residents, businesses and organisations in Edinburgh have been summarised into four themes. Residents, businesses and organisations in the capital want Edinburgh to be an inspired, connected, fair and thriving city in 2050. The panel will use these four themes as the foundation of their work.

Andrew Kerr, City of Edinburgh Council Chief Executive, said, “Over the last few months, we have been hearing from thousands of Edinburgh workers, business-owners and residents on exactly what it is they want to see shape the Edinburgh of 2050.

“Now, it’s time to put our young people at the heart of our City Vision. After all, it will be the students and school children of 2017 who will be leading Scotland’s Capital in 30 years’ time.

“The Young Scot Panel will provide a unique opportunity to delve into the issues which matter to this generation and to ensure their voices are heard loud and clear.”

Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people in Edinburgh who are passionate about shaping the future of our incredible city to make a real difference. We’re looking for 12 individuals who together demonstrate the diverse experiences of young people living in Edinburgh and will represent the views of young people across the city. Get your voice heard by applying today.”

For more information or to apply for a place on the Edinburgh 2050 Vision Panel, visit young.scot/get-involved

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