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    Youth Parliament

    The Assembly has committed to creating a Youth Parliament. Check this section for updates and to see how you can get involved.

Young People, Politics and Democracy in Wales

This is a dedicated website for young people to learn about the National Assembly for Wales – what it does and how it affects young people living in Wales. Everyone in Wales should have a say in how their country is run and one way of doing this is by voting in National Assembly for Wales elections. But what if you're not old enough to vote yet? Or don’t feel you know enough about politics to vote? There are still lots of ways you can make a difference and get your voice heard in Wales, and this website will show you how you can make sure your voice is heard!

We want young people to be at the heart of this website, so make sure you get involved through Twitter, Facebook or by emailing yourassembly@assembly.wales.

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Llywydd commits to establishing a Youth Parliament

The National Assembly for Wales’s Llywydd, Elin Jones AM, has announced her intention to work towards establishing a youth parliament. She made the commitment while responding to a question to the Assembly Commission in Plenary on 19 October. “The Commission already has a very successful approach to youth engagement, providing large numbers of young people […]

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Member Bills: How would you change the law?

There are two draws I’m particularly looking forward to at the moment: the first Member Bill ballot of the Fifth Assembly, and the 2019 Rugby World Cup draw. Before joining the National Assembly for Wales, I worked in Japan for two years, so I can confidently predict that the World Cup is going to be […]

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The Inquiry Into Youth Services Report

The Welsh Government puts plans in place to try and make sure that all young people in Wales can take part in projects like youth clubs. They also make sure that young people can get support from a youth worker if they want. The Assembly Members on the Children, Young People and Education Committee decided to take a look at if these policies are working for young people in Wales and asked them what they thought about these policies. They also asked lots of youth workers to find out what they think.

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Bethesda Beaver Scouts kick-start their Democracy Challenge Badge

The Beaver Scouts from Bethesda have made a start on completing the requirements to receive their Democracy Challenge Badge following a visit from one of our Youth Engagement Officers, Caryl Mai Hughes. During the visit on Tuesday 29 November, the Beaver Scouts learnt about the National Assembly for Wales including what the Assembly is responsible […]

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Your Assembly Ambassador Scheme training day at Bron Eirion

Your Assembly Ambassador – Alice from Girlguiding Cymru

My name is Alice Cleave and I am a member of The Senior Section which is a section of GirlGuiding for girls 14-25. I have been a member of GirlGuiding for 8 years and have been given many opportunities. During the October half-term myself and one of my friends from guiding stayed at Bronerion (GirlGuiding […]

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Changes to University Student Funding

Kirsty Williams, Cabinet Secretary for Education, has announced that the way Welsh university students are funded will change in September 2018/19. This follows a series of proposals made by Professor Ian Diamond in a report that was published in September. Under the current system all students, regardless of household income, receive a generous tuition fee […]

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