Youth Section

This section of the website covers some of our youth projects and is also 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.






  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

or contact Julia Klier – Jugendparlament coordinator

Lead city councillor for young people – Doris Stöckl


Newcastle upon Tyne Youth Democracy Group

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see –

for more information contact Vicky Hartley, Newcastle City Council –, or Louise Cameron –

The Youth Democracy Group is made up of three groups of young people aged between 11 to 18 years of age:

Youth Assembly:
This is an open group for young people aged 11 to 18 years old who live, learn and work in Newcastle. This is a forum for young people to share their views, influence and shape service delivery, for example, schools, parks, transport, housing etc. The group is open, accessible and flexible. Members of this group will be referred to as Youth Representatives.
Newcastle Youth Council:
There are 18 young people aged between 11 to 18 years who have been elected by their peers to represent young people’s priorities on a local and regional platform on Newcastle Youth Council. A Youth Councillor’s term of office is two years; they will champion an identified portfolio of work and campaign on behalf of young people in Newcastle on identified priorities. Members of this group will be referred to as Youth Leaders.
Youth Parliament:
Members of this group are serving Youth Councillors.
Two young people aged between 11 to 18 years who have been elected by their peers to represent the city on a national forum as Members of Youth Parliament (MYP).
The Members of Youth Parliament’s term of office is one year. Members of this group support the national and regional priorities and the Make your Mark campaign.
Members of this group will be referred to as Youth Leaders.

To contact the Youth Leaders email

See sample updates on the team’s work –


Newcastle upon Tyne 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.

See –

and also this film where the members of the Youth Democracy Group tell the story


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

Newcastle upon Tyne – InterNations and International House

Shinshiro Youth Assembly

See the reports, with photos, of the current year’s Youth Assembly meetings here:,61124,194,925,html

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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