The Commonwealth Youth Parliament (CYP) was held in the States of Jersey on February 26 – March 1, 2018 and hosted young people from across the Commonwealth
The Commonwealth Youth Parliament (CYP) was held in the States of Jersey on February 26 – March 1, 2018 and hosted young people from across the Commonwealth.
The CYP programme provides young people hoping to enter parliament with networking opportunities with citizens from across the Commonwealth and an insight into government processes.
Delegates aged between 18 and 29 attended the 9th annual event and were involved in debate propositions, parliamentary procedures and facing a mock media press conference.
Jersey States members acted as mentors for the week for the participants.
Originally, the British Virgin Islands was due to host the event in October 2017, but this was cancelled following the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.
Mark Egan, Greffier of the States, said: “We are delighted to welcome so many young people from across the Commonwealth to Jersey for this exciting and unique opportunity.
“The Youth Parliament will allow young people to develop their leadership skills and experience our historic Parliament, as well as empower them to make a positive difference in shaping the future of their own communities.”
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