This new and dynamic initiative is to be a youth-led blog entitled The Platform. As the title suggests, the initiative is designed to channel the views and opinions of the wider community in a positive and productive way, or to provide a platform for constructive debate.
The Platform circulates around a central theme: `Britain ten years on; envisioning and structuring progress'. It is designed to promote a proactive approach to debate, maintaining a visionary focus on progress, and also correspond with MCB's goal in working towards the common good. The latest news and topical issues are discussed healthily and creatively in the interest of free speech.
The project spans 6 weeks and encompasses 5 key issues during this time. It boasts articles from leading academics, journalists and politicians in their respective fields as well as young and talented contributors. The broad weekly themes that are being covered are Universal Values, Crime & Security, Politics & Civic Participation, Spirituality and Culture.
The website was launched on the 22nd January 2010 at Imperial College London and will continue for five weeks with a view for it to be a long term initative. For more info the launch event see The Platform Launch News Item