This section of the website is for the young people of the different Newcastles to provide information about their youth councils and parliaments, other youth activities in their towns and cities – and to share links to their own social media sites so that they can be in touch with each other. This section also covers Newcastles of the World’s own youth conferences.
See also the Education section of the website for information about school-based projects of Newcastles of the World
Connecstle – youth travel and tourism app!
Connecstle provides a fantastic opportunity to connect youths in our Newcastles. We’ve created a brand new app prototype, web-based to begin with. The app has a range of categories, showing great places to visit in our individual Newcastles. The posts and photos give our youth perspective on must-see places and must-have experiences, to encourage you to travel to our Newcastle.
Connecstle will link to the Newcastles Passport, – insert Passport link -, with its special tourism offers and cultural experiences for citizens of Newcastles. A future feature of the app will be a self-managed homestay scheme for youths to stay in each other homes, when travelling across Newcastles. The scheme is under development.
Neuchâtel, Shinshiro and the Secretariat are the project leads, working closely together. Nicola Spoletini, Neuchâtel, heads up the global youth working group. Nicola said: “We’re working towards making Connecstle go live, getting everything in place, to be ready to launch it. Sadly Covid-19 is impacting across the world, so we won’t launch during this time. However, we will be able to travel to each other’s Newcastles in the future. So, we’re really looking forward to the time when Connecstle can become your go-to youth travel and tourism app!”
CHECK HERE TO FIND OUT ABOUT OUR YOUTH CONFERENCES
Some very nice images here of the 2017 Youth Conference in Japan – in Latvian, with interviews of delegates from Jaunpils: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObzXwIM8fgc&list=PLIe6X9FlftEaEIGwlhXF-3mNULFc7eBvT
OUR YOUTH PARLIAMENTS/COUNCILS
Nyborg Youth Council, Denmark
About Shinshiro-shi Youth Assembly
Parlement des Jeunes de la Ville de Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Check out http://www.pjne.ch
Jugendparlament Neuburg an der Donau
Contact Julia Klier – Jugendparlament coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead city councillor for young people – Doris Stöckl email@example.com
Newcastle, Australia Youth Council
Newcastle Youth Council (NYC) is a Strategic Advisory Committee of City of Newcastle and provides an opportunity for young people between 15 and 25 to participate in an organisation that recognises the importance of giving young people a forum to discuss and provide input into local community issues.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Durham Youth Council, Canada (includes Newcastle/Clarington)
Newcastle, KZN, South Africa :
branch of National Youth Development Agency
Newcastle upon Tyne Youth Democracy Group
The Youth Democracy Group is made up of three groups of young people aged between 11 to 18 years of age:
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.
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 email@example.com
See sample updates on the team’s work – https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/citylife-news/council/youth-democracy-group-update-march-may-2019
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.
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
“Global schools” was our first programme to help connect schools in different Newcastles.
With support from educationalists we compiled 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 signed up to the programme.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, tell us a little bit about your school and what connections you are looking for.
INTERREG VOLUNTEER YOUTH – FIND OUT ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME HERE: