The Scottish Youth Parliament represents Scotland’s young people and is dedicated to the delivery of positive outcomes for Scotland’s young people.
For the last decade the SYP has been at the forefront of youth engagement in civic democracy, working directly with almost 1000 Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament and engaging with many thousands more through our work.
We connect young people with local, national and international decision-making structures to allow them to influence and make the link to democracy and politics. We support leadership and active citizenship by helping young people make an impact on the issues they are passionate about.
The Scottish Youth Parliament is committed to supporting young people to raise their voice, understand the democratic process and understand their rights as a young person. To support this, the SYP run an outreach programme – which is available for schools, youth groups and other youth organisations.
We use our experience of participatory methods to ensure the sessions are engaging and where possible, allowing for young people to engage within democracy or enabling them to have their voice heard through community mapping exercises, consultations, etc. Each session is tailored to the specific requirements of the school and/or organisation, but to find out more information as to how the SYP can support your programme delivery please contact our offices.