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Young Greens Convention 2019

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2019 has been an unprecedented year for the Green Party. We’ve seen our number of councillors across England double, and we got seven incredible MEPs elected to the European Parliament. As the Young Greens, we were instrumental in getting seven fantastic Green councillors elected under the age of 30. We also played a role in sending legendary Young Green Magid Magid to Brussels.

There’s never been a more exciting time to be a part of the Green Party and the Young Greens. So what better time could there be for our annual Convention?!

Young Greens Convention is the biggest event in our calendar. We bring together the most inspiring, engaging and prominent people from across the Green Party for talks, workshops, discussions and debates. Convention is also a space where you can shape the work of the Young Greens, hold your elected representatives to account and hear the best ways you can play a part in our powerful movement. And we’ll even be taking a moment to celebrate the incredible work done by Young Greens across the country in our unmissable Young Greens awards ceremony.

We’ve got an incredible line-up coming your way, including:

  • The one and only Magid Magid, Green MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber

  • The fantastic co-leader of the Green Party, Sian Berry

  • London’s Green MEP for 20 years Jean Lambert

  • And many more...


Convention is also your opportunity to shape the future and direction of the Young Greens...


Lead the Young Greens - Stand for election

There are dozens of roles to stand for, including:

  • The Executive Committee: for people who want to be the political leaders, covering everything from elections to campaigns, events to international collaboration and everything in between! There are two co-chairs, a treasurer and six non-portfolio officers.

  • Co-chairs of the senate: for people who want to build and develop the Young Greens membership structures from the grassroots to the very top!

  • The structures and procedures committee: for anyone with a keen eye for structures and processes and those who want to strengthen democracy within the Young Greens.

Submit your nomination before 11 August here!


Make a difference - Submit a policy

Don’t miss out on your chance to shape the Young Greens. Do you have an idea for how the Young Greens could be improved or an issue that you think we should be prioritising? Young Greens Convention is your chance to implement it.

Over the years, Young Greens have submitted motions that have:

  • led to the Young Greens campaigning actively for “remain” in the EU referendum

  • helped elected 7 Young Greens councillors across the country

  • pushed the Young Greens to be a fighting force for pay equality on university campuses – pushing for a living wage, closure of the gender pay gap and the limiting of senior pay

Submit your motion or resolution before 11 August here!


Send a friend to Convention - Donate to the Young Greens


Convention is absolutely free, but we encourage those who can afford it to make a small donation to the event. This donation goes towards things like our incredible venue, our amazing speakers, and providing financial support to those who would not otherwise be able to travel to the event. You can make a donation here.


Access super cheap accomodation - Book a room on UEA campus

We've managed to secure a number of single rooms on UEA campus at a super cheap rate of just £24 per night. You can book this here!


Don't let cost stop you from attending - Apply to our access fund

In the Young Greens, we are committed to minimising barriers to political participation. For this reason, we have an access fund available to help provide funding for those who would otherwise not be able to attend. You can apply for the access fund if you need help with paying for food, travel and or accommodation here.



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More information will be coming very shortly on how to submit motions and nominate yourself for election for this year’s convention, as well as a full timetable. If you have any questions about Convention, please don’t hesitate to email chris@younggreens.org.uk



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