Commonwealth Youth Parliament
The Commonwealth Youth Parliament (CYP) is an annual event that is held in a different Commonwealth region each year. Up to 66 young people from across the Commonwealth will experience various aspects of parliamentary democracy and will have a unique opportunity to connect with youth from around the world.
Youth parliamentarians will participate in education sessions led by experienced parliamentary officials, take part in parliamentary proceedings including Question Period, and debate and vote on legislation and motions. Young Members of Parliament from across the Commonwealth will participate as mentors to the young people.
The International Youth Parliament is an opportunity for Commonwealth young people to experience aspects of parliamentary democracy and provides a platform for them to establish links with like-minded peers. Formal parliamentary practice adapted from several Commonwealth countries will be followed and the proceedings will be observed under the watchful eyes of experienced parliamentary officials.
The Isle of Man Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) applies for a place and, provided the application is successful, funds one young person to attend this event every year.
The 8th Commonwealth Youth Parliament was co-hosted by the CPA and the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.
The 7th Commonwealth Youth Parliament was co-hosted by the CPA and the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory, Australia.
The 6th Commonwealth Youth Parliament was co-hosted by the CPA and the Legislative Assembly of Mmabatho, Northwest Province, South Africa.