Matteo Bergamini is the Founder and CEO of Shout Out UK, a multi-award winning education platform and creative social enterprise that creates and delivers programmes on Media & Political Literacy and high impact Democratic Engagement campaigns. Since establishing the company, aged 22, to fix the lack of political education in schools by bringing young people together to talk and learn about politics, the company has grown to be a leading force in the defence and strengthening of democracy from the onslaught of disinformation. Matteo has spoken at events across the world and is a regular contributor on TalkRadio and Sky on the topic of media and political literacy. He was selected in 2018 by the US embassy in London to take part in the International Visitor Exchange Programme run by the US State Department and was added to the Forbes Under 30 Social Impact list in 2021. In 2020, Matteo orchestrated London Voter Registration Week with the Greater London Authority, a campaign that brought together 33 local authorities and 100+ civil society organisations. In the first year it reached 2.6 million people and managed to boost youth voter registration by 23% across the capital. Matteo took part in the Verified UN anti-disinformation campaign, has given evidence before House of Lords select committees, and was the driving force behind the Channel 4 Youth Leaders’ Debate in 2015 and the APPG on Political Literacy, launched in 2021. He has a BA in Politics & History and a Graduate Diploma in Law.