PB Youth Accelerator Legislative Theatre Workshop ONLINE

PB Youth Accelerator Legislative Theatre Workshop ONLINE

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Now Online: Legislative Theatre Workshop with Katy Rubin: Creatively overcoming barriers to youth participation.

About this event

NB: Due to Covid-19 this meeting will now happen online.

Originally scheduled as a face to face meeting it will now be held online. Please register your interest so we can capture your contact details and provide updates and invites to the online space. The meeting will take place using ZOOM, and you will be sent full joining instructions by email.


“We are all actors: being a citizen is not living in society, it is changing it.” Augusto Boal

Following on from the morning open space ZOOM workshop, this will be an opportunity to learn about this innovative methodology for democratic policy development.

We will be learning about Legislative Theatre, with invited young people, to creatively explore new approaches to youth participation.

Conversations will be led by Katy Rubin, founder of Theatre of the Oppressed New York, who is one of the foremost practitioners and facilitators of Legislative Theatre. Katy trained with Augusto Boal, creator of Theatre of the Oppressed in Brazil, and has facilitated Theatre of the Oppressed projects with activists and artists internationally and across the US over the past decade.

Who will take part:

Creative practitioners, youth empowerment champions and those with practical experience of running participatory budgeting projects who are seeking new, deliberative approaches to improve their work.

There will also be 30 delegates invited from Poland, Spain, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland connected to ourErasmus+ funded PB Youth Accelerator Programme.

Places are limited.

The online meeting may be recorded to create an enduring record and resource.


Other events in this series:

PB Knowledge Sharing on Tuesday 21st April at 10am (UK time)

PB Open Space on Wednesday 22nd April at 10am (UK time)


Image credit : Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, photo by Will O'Hare.


More information about the PB Youth Accelerator Project

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We know young people wish to be good citizens, as has been seen by the recent climate change school strikes happening across Europe. This project will harness that energy and help make democratic participation a lifelong learning opportunity.

This Erasmus+ funded project will provide opportunities for youth workers, educators and teachers to explore how to implement a participatory budget(PB) processes. We seek to develop capacity and competency towards ensuring the participation of young people in the civic life of a city, a community or a school. It aims to be an innovative project that gives opportunities to experience democracy in action, especially at the local level.

The project consists of 5 partners from 3 countries – Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. All involved in activities that seek to develop civic participation and who share a particular interest in the empowerment of young people.