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2 September, 2002

TUC Citizenship Education conference for 16-19 year olds

Citizens@Work 2002 is a major conference aimed at those aged 16-19 in education, training and work.

The event, to be held at the Trades Union Congress, seeks to enable young people to develop and practise the skills and knowledge required for effective active citizenship in the classroom, the workplace and the community. Through a series of workshops and briefing sessions participants will get the chance to develop discussion, problem solving and negotiation skills. They will also have the opportunity to take part in a real conference debate, modelled on the TUC's Annual Congress, and to hear from a number of key public figures. These will include John Monks TUC General Secretary, Ken Livingstone Mayor of London and Mandy Telford NUS President. Each participant will receive a free copy of the 'Young Citizen's Passport', The Citizenship Foundation's award-winning guide to the law for young people. There will be separate sessions for teachers and youth leaders on the Citizenship curriculum and the Connexions Guidance Framework. This keynote event has been developed by the TUC in partnership with the Citizenship Foundation, with the support of the Learning and Skills Council London Central and the Learning and Skills Development Agency.

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