In the run-up to the European Elections on 22nd May 2014, immigration and EU free movement will be some of the hottest topics of debate. The debate has been completely polarised in the last years and both sides of the spectrum are not representing the views of the younger generation.

This is why we have launched the Open Generation platform.

Open Generation is anyone who believes that national boundaries don’t define us. It is for anyone who grew up in a globalised world, who is aware that human fluidity and migration is very much part of our present and especially of our future. We don’t define ourselves by national paradigms and we are open to diversity.
Our campaign aims to provide another voice to the UK immigration debate. We are inviting young voters to give their views and to share their experiences of immigration/emigration. Do you want to participate? Just follow the instructions in the Have your say page.

Partners and Funders

Open Generation is a project developed by Migrants Rights Network in partnership with UNISON and NUS. The project is funded by the European Union.

MRN_logo_biggestIs a young, dynamic national NGO working and campaigning in support of migrants in the UK. MRN’s work brings together migrant activists and support organisations, think tanks, academics, faith groups and public sector representatives to advocate for a rights-based approach towards migration in the UK.

With more than 1.3 million members, UNISON is one of the UK’s largest trade unions and Europe’s largest public service union. Our members work in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and for utility companies.

NUSChampions students to shape the future of education – and create a better world. We promote, defend and extend student rights. We fight discrimination, isolation and injustice. Through practical information and national action, we make sure students can thrive. We know students. We are students. We are 7 million student voices.

UEThis project is funded by the EU.