Date: 18 – 22 October 2021
The Commonwealth Youth Parliament (CYP) is an opportunity for young people from the Commonwealth to experience aspects of parliamentary democracy and provides a platform for them to establish links with like-minded peers. The event offers young people the chance to experience a ‘real-life’ working parliament or legislature. In the programme, formal parliamentary practice adapted from several Commonwealth countries is followed and the proceedings are observed under the watchful eyes of experienced parliamentary officials.
The Commonwealth Youth Parliament, which will be held virtually this year, is open to Commonwealth citizens aged 18-29 (at the time of the event). The programme is the flagship event of the CPA’s youth engagement work, which seeks to encourage young people to get involved in democracy.
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The CPA HQ Secretariat will contact CPA Branches directly with an invitation to nominate up to two young people to attend the Virtual Commonwealth Youth Parliament 2021.
For further information about the programme, CPA Branches should contact Clive Barker at the CPA HQ Secretariat.
Please note that all nominations for the programme must be made by an official CPA Branch and we are therefore unable to accept direct applications. Young people interested in applying to participate in the event should contact their local branch to find out more.