Shout Out UK (SOUK) is a multi-award winning education platform and a creative social enterprise. Fusing education and tech with film production and animation ensures we create world-class programmes on Media & Political Literacy and Democratic Engagement campaigns of the highest impact.
Misinformation and disinformation are on the rise with the UN declaring a global infodemic in 2020. Democracy is being challenged with extreme views becoming the norm.
Shout Out UK is on a mission to protect and amplify democracy by ensuring Political Literacy education is as widespread as possible and available to all citizens in and out of school, regardless of their socio-economic background, ethnicity, or gender.
Political Literacy will ensure the general public understands how they can hold their political representatives to account and Media Literacy ensures we can critically analyse the information we receive. A true democracy must offer both to all its citizens.
“Shout Out UK is a dynamic, very modern, organisation with real impact on the debates that matter; paying proper attention to the teaching of politics at school, raising awareness of human rights with young audiences, analysing technology’s growing importance and associated risks, defending freedom of expression, cosmopolitanism and our core demographic values. This is a highly professional group of talented young individuals, inspirationally led by their founder, Matteo Bergamini, who has an outstanding capacity to connect with, and engage, diverse audiences, and to oﬀer a vision.”
Professor Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, Inaugural Chair in Law, and head of Law, at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Democracy Pioneer 2020, Awarded by Nesta
Youth-Led Award 2018, Awarded by The British Youth Council.
Harrow Business Den Winner of 2016, Awarded by Harrow Council.
Film & Cartoons
We incorporate creative film making and cartoon graphics, from features to 2min animations, to ensure all our education programmes are as entraining as they are informative. Our creative projects are often collaborations with universities and NGOs, all of which are experts on the topics explored. If you wish to collaborate on a topic, get in touch!
A Global Collective Voice
Our youth-led news platform gives young people a space to develop ideas and voice opinion, creating a global collective voice for the next generation, armed with the tools necessary to incite positive change.
SOUK Education (SOUK Ed), is an E-Portal for individual solo learners, parents wanting to educate themselves or their kids and schools/youth clubs to support learning.
Get on top of the most significant issues of our generation with our extensive library of expertly produced resources, videos, courses and activities ranging from Political Literacy, Media Literacy, exploring Brexit, Climate Change and Human Rights!
Alongside the portal, our workshops, courses and hackathons give young people the skills and basic knowledge they need to start shaping the world they’ll inherit.
London Voter Registration Week 2020
In September 2020 we ran the largest city-wide voter registration campaign ever attempted – when it comes to democracy, we go hard or go home.
Leading a coalition of 103 organisations across London, our digital campaign achieved a reach of well over 3 million.
In collaboration with the Greater London Authority, we focused our campaigning towards groups with the lowest registration rates in the capital: under-25s, ethnic minorities, and private renters.
To combat the growing misinformation around Covid19, we partnered with the US Embassy and the Association For Citizenship Teaching to create a series of free resources including a short course, cartoons, infographics and a podcast to support the teaching of media literacy.
We also partnered with Nesta and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to create a Media Literacy course, which was then launched in Youth Clubs and Schools across the UK during the lockdown.
The Times+ freely promoted the individual and parent version of the programme and E-Portal on their website and weekend newspaper.
Brexit, Health & Me
The University of Sheffield and Queen’s University Belfast team up with Shout Out UK to create a feature documentary film on Brexit and its impact on our health care system.
Filmed in Northern Ireland, the North of England, and London, the ‘Brexit, Health & Me’ documentary explores perspectives, hopes and expectations for health after Brexit of the general public, academics and policy practitioners.
Brexiter, Remainer, didn’t vote, couldn’t vote. Whatever you were, Brexit is one of the biggest national events of our generation. It will change our lives from our food to travel. But what did we actually vote for?
We partnered with the Drill rapper DrillMinister to create a drill track encouraging young people to vote for the December 2019 General Election. The track went viral on multiple platforms including Mixtape Madness, UniLad Sound and SBTV. The project, funded by the JRRT Democracy Fund, ended with a large event in Croydon with several schools attending and performing with DrillMinister and several new up and coming Drill artists.
Shortly after the project, we were attacked by the Daily Mail in an article by them. Despite their many claims, we managed to successfully get the article retracted.
The Youth Leaders’ Debate
Frustrated by the lack of young voices in British politics, we teamed up with Channel 4 to launch a debate with young political leaders at its heart for the 2015 general election.
Anonymous: A Million Men Film
Create by Shout Out UK in 2015, Anonymous: A Million Men offers audiences a broad introduction to Anonymous as a political hacktivist movement. Currently available on Amazon, Itunes, and Shorts International.