Youth Section

This section of the website is for the young people of the different Newcastles to provide information about their youth councils and parliaments, their exchange visits and their other youth projects – and to share links to their own social media sites so that they can be in touch with each other.


Interreg Volunteer Youth





  le Parlement des Jeunes, Neuchatel

Check out and Pj Ne on Facebook

Find out more here – PJ


Jugendparlament Neuburg an der Donau

Find out more here – Jugend Parlament Neuburg an der Donau


Newcastle upon Tyne Youth Council

More information here about Newcastle upon Tyne Youth Council, background and elections

Newcastle Youth Council – report on 2017 elections

Newcastle has been selected to become one of the UK’s first child friendly cities. A three year partnership will see Newcastle working to become a child friendly city – a place that puts children’s rights at the heart of the city and proudly supports all children to grow up healthy, safe and resilient.

Newcastle upon Tyne named as the best city in the UK to bring up children –

Read here about opportunities to work and study in Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne – InterNations and International House

Shinshiro Youth Assembly

Facebook – Shinshiro Youth Meeting「新城ユースの会」

See here for information about the Shinshiro Youth Assembly and its sessions –,0,194,925,html


There’s a unique opportunity for Newcastle schools to take part in an international programme. There are over 100 places in the world that share the name “Newcastle” from Neuchâtel in Switzerland to Shinshiro in Japan. Each place has its own unique culture, customs, heritage and geography – not to mention so many languages!

Global Schools

Our unique schools programme offers an opportunity to partner with a school in a Newcastle in another part of the world. This is a great way for children to learn about people from other places, whilst feeling a common bond – we share a name! With support from educationalists we offer resources and an educational pack for teachers to support their work

in the classroom – as well as a chance to correspond and share work online and in person. Several schools have signed up to the programme already, but we’re still looking for more!
In 2012 we ran a pilot project and connected 12 UK schools with an overseas Newcastle. Children learned about the traditions and customs from Japan, Australia, South Africa, Malaysia, France, Georgia, Romania, Latvia and the USA producing projects in Geography, Science, Languages, Art and Music. Schools also made welcome banners and paintings for the delegates of the 2012 conference and we processed through the streets of Newcastle with our banners and flags, singing songs and learning dances from all over the world.

For more information, please email, tell us a little bit about your school and what connections you are looking for.



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