Young Europeans Writing Project Online
In the weeks leading up to the 2016 EU referendum, we worked with New Writing North and artist Susannah Pickering to answer the question Should we stay or should we go? A group of 15-23 year old Cuckoo Young Writers have been exploring what Europe and the EU meant to them, from the personal (holidays, music, food) to the political.
The young writers began their journey with an introduction to the EU from Newcastle University Law School's Street Law and then had the opportunity to meet and debate with North East MEP Jude Kirton-Darling. The writers expressed their individual responses as short poems and prose pieces, which became an alternative EU referendum campaign brochure.
You can read the pieces of writing here.