Friday, 11 September 2009

Youths’ European Parliament Visit

Members of Carmarthenshire Youth Council have been to Brussels to visit the European Parliament.

Twenty eight Youth Council members aged 11 – 25 years old from all over the County learnt about the work and the role of the European Parliament and got the opportunity to see the Parliamentary Chamber. The members also visited the famous landmarks such as the Grand Palace, the Atomium and Mini Europe.

Following the trip, the Youth Council had a question and answer session with Welsh MEP’s to discuss issues affecting young people in the County.

Charlene Davies, Youth Council Chairperson said:
“This was a fantastic opportunity for us. We learnt all about the European Parliament’s powers and how it differs from local democracy.

“Having met with the MEP’s, we are confident that our issues have been addressed and that young people’s voices are being listened to.”

Sarah Powell, Carmarthenshire Council’s Youth Participation Officer said:
“The Youth Council now has a greater understanding about decision making and its effects.
“The experience will help them deliver democracy sessions in the future which will educate young people about their rights and freedom of speech.”


Post a Comment

| Home | Main Site | About Us | Contact Us | Follow us on Twitter | Join us on Facebook |