Matteo Bergamini MBE
Speaker | Social Entrepreneur | Campaigner
Matteo Bergamini MBE is the Founder and CEO of Shout Out UK, a multi-award winning social enterprise that provides impartial Political and Media Literacy training and campaigns focused on democratic engagement and combatting disinformation online, tailored to local circumstances and culture.
He was made an MBE by King Charles III for Services to Charity, Social Enterprise and Education in the 2023 King’s Birthday Honours. Alongside establishing his organisation, aged 22, Matteo was appointed to NewsGuard’s Board of News Literacy Advisors in 2023, is a Steering Committee member of Meta’s EU Digital Working Group, since 2022, and is a regular contributor on Times Radio 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 Leadership Program (IVLP) 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 now yearly campaign that brings together all 33 local authorities and over 100 civil society organisations. In the first year alone the campaign 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.
Matteo has been an excellent trainer, subject-matter expert, and group leader for our TechCamp workshops. Not only is the work of his organization, ShoutOutUK, important and relevant, it is also a perfect example of how entrepreneurial ideas develop out of challenges we see in our communities. He is passionate about his work and we continue to recommend him as a trainer/speaker for any of our workshops or other State Department programs focused on countering disinformation and media literacy.
Matteo is a highly engaging speaker. He is very knowledgeable and insightful, and this together with the infectious passion he has for what he does is a recipe for an inspiring and motivating speech!
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