Matteo Bergamini is the founder and CEO of the multi-award winning education platform and creative social enterprise, Shout Out UK. Since he set it up aged 22, he has seen the company work with over 1,000 schools to deliver unique workshops and courses in political and media literacy across the UK.
In April 2015, Matteo spearheaded Britain’s first ever Youth Leaders’ Debate, in collaboration with Channel 4. The event gathered all 7 leaders of the largest British parties’ youth wings to debate on political issues, and within 10 minutes was trending on Twitter.
Matteo was invited to become an Economic and Social Research Council Knowledge Exchange Fellow in May 2015, and in 2016 was declared the winner of the Harrow Business Den.
IIn 2017 Matteo revamped the Political Literacy Course to include Media Literacy, attracting endorsements from academics, teachers and journalists.
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. He also took part in the Verified UN anti-disinformation campaign, has given evidence before House of Lords select committees, and has produced documentaries and videos that have caught the attention of the media.
Matteo has spoken at a range of international locations about his work in Political and Media Literacy, including at events in Copenhagen, Sochi and Vienna, and is a regular contributor to TalkRadio and Sky. Matteo holds an undergraduate degree in Politics and History (2014) and a Graduate Diploma in Law (2015) from Brunel University, London.
Whilst not leading SHOUT OUT UK to new and exciting heights, Matteo practices competitive judo, which he has enjoyed since early childhood.