EveryGen, convened by the Policy Innovation Hub at Griffith University, is a coalition of multidisciplinary policy experts collaborating to create an equitable, just and transformative path towards intergenerational justice.
EveryGen promotes policy research, collaboration and action on intergenerational equity and justice and seeks to influence the policy agenda and inspire evidence-based thinking on intergenerational equity and justice.
EveryGen promotes a law reform agenda by advocating for a Future Generations Act in Australia and by amplifying the voices of current and future generations to both highlight and transform the long-term impacts of today’s policy decisions.
WHAT WE DO
At EveryGen we seek to empower young people and build opportunities for future generations to exercise agency. We are inclusive of marginalised persona and of First Nationals and Indigenous voices. We want to change thinking processes by targeted messaging, grassroots work, training workshops and education to elevate the views and voices of young people. We want to bring the education systems (including schooling system) with us as we work towards clearer articulation of intergenerational issues in public and political arenas.
TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE AND BUILD OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO EXERCISE AGENCY
- Push for recognition of the importance of future generations having the ability to make decisions and;
- Collaborate with youth to ensure our outputs align with what matters to young people.
INFLUENCING GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO ENSURE TODAY’S POLICY DECISIONS CONSIDER AND PROTECT THE INTERESTS OF FUTURE GENERATIONS
We seek to influence decisionmakers by:
- Undertaking empathy and power mapping to analyse and identify key decision makers in communities, politics, the private sector, NGO’s, civil society, academia, the media, the policy sphere, finance, religion and the creative scene.
- Establishing strong, strategic and meaningful relationships within government and business to achieve political influence and reform (For example, a Parliamentary Friendship Group or partnerships such as a Network of Institutions for Future Generations (NIFG))
- Lead policy research and development on intergenerational equity and justice.
- Play to our strengths, by rebuilding or pivoting existing work, undertaking specific projects with invited collaborators and published outcomes, undertaking consultative research, embed a long term thinking paradigm and future-orientated policy assessment, highlight and stimulate public debate and dialogue on challenges and opportunities facing future generations, establishing a media influence using targeted messaging and storytelling with a focus on transparency, evidence and consideration, writing books and articles, op eds and associated media as well as science communication (infographics, vids) and utilising social media influencers to spread the word.
TO INCLUSIVELY COLLABORATE ON STRATEGIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY INITIATIVES MAXIMISING INTERGENERATIONAL EQUITY AND JUSTICE
Inclusivity is at the core of who we are at everywhen, and this is integrated into our organisational structure and our key practices:
- We are an un-hierarchical organisation and our contributions focus on truth telling,
- We use Silo’s semi-autonomous guiding principles and a marketing comms strategy but with creative freedom for our collaborators,
- We have developed an advisory board of connectors and high profile people,
- We regularly use working groups and consultative steering groups as a check-point to make sure everyone gets to have their voices heard.
- Our partners include diverse representative industries and demographics, including our international counterparts who are leaders in the space (such as the Welsh Future Generation Commissioner) and;
- We are guided by principles of empowering, transparency, evidence, consideration, empathy, and being impactful.