The Commonwealth Roadshow 2018!

We’ve partnered with the Commonwealth to deliver a series of Commonwealth Roadshow events in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Youth Programme. We will be putting on four roadshows that will be located across the UK. What a fantastic opportunity this will be for young people!

What is the Commonwealth?

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of fifty three independent and equal sovereign states and is home to 2.4 billion people – of which more than 60% are under the age of 30. The Commonwealth sees young people as assets to a country’s development who should be empowered to realise their potential. This year’s Commonwealth Day, taking place on Monday 12th March, and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) are united by the theme ‘Towards a Common Future’. The theme explores how the Commonwealth can address global challenges and work to create a better future for all citizens through sub-themes of sustainability, safety, prosperity and fairness, in line with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

Commonwealth Youth Programme

The Commonwealth Secretariat’s youth development work is delivered through the Commonwealth Youth Programme, which has been supporting member countries for over 40 years.

CHOGM  Themes

What happens on the Roadshow?

The roadshows are an opportunity for young people to come together to learn more about the Commonwealth and the work of the Commonwealth Secretariat. They provide a space for young people to share questions and ideas about the Commonwealth, giving them the opportunity to contribute to a fairer, more prosperous, sustainable and secure Commonwealth future for all young people.


When will this be taking place?

This year’s roadshow will cover four dates within the UK: Glasgow, Leicester, Cardiff and Manchester.

University of Glasgow
De Montfort University

Our roadshow begins at the University of Glasgow on Friday 16th March from 2pm. To register your attendance via Eventbrite please click here. Be sure to keep an eye out on our social channels for more announcements including dates, locations and what we have in store at each event.