Durham Youth Conference 2023

Video from the Durham Youth Conference held by North East Youth Alliance at the Durham Centre, Belmont on 28th March 2023

2022 Youth Conference in Hull

On the 23rd July 2022 young people from all over the country gathered in Hull for the annual conference of the UK Youth Parliament.

Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) aged 11 to 18 debated issues affecting young people at the University of Hull, and then voted on which topics will form the Youth Parliament’s 2022-24 national campaign.

Take a look at our photos of the event.

Durham Youth Network Conference

A very successful Durham Youth Conference was held on 29th March at The Durham Centre, Belmont. The event included a keynote speech from Joy Allen, Police and Crime Commissioner for Durham and Darlington. Our own Emma Abbott and Jack Nicholls from NE Youth led a workshop session on Youth Voice and How to Practically Involve Young People.

Discover Youth

The North East Youth Alliance launched their first Clore Discover Youth leadership programme, with 11 Young Leaders participating in the programme. Discover Youth is our online programme designed to support young people discover their leadership potential and build valuable skills which can boost their confidence, accelerate their career development, and take them one step closer to making the world a better place.

The first session was held on Thursday 14th of October 2022, where the group reflected on their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and barriers and then began to find solutions to these. It was amazing to hear these young people’s aspirations, motivations and working together.  

Apply to be on the North East Youth Alliance youth board

Aged 14 – 25?
Living in the North East?
Want to influence positive change?


Regular get togethers, develop skills, social action, new experiences and much more!

For more information email: youthboard@neya.org.uk

North East Youth Alliance - Youth Voice Network

The North East Youth Alliance network is a breakfast meeting for those working with young people to:
> Share opportunities
> Build networks
> Increase opportunities for young people

For more information contact laurab@youthfocusne.org.uk | caroline@neyouth.org.uk

21st September 2023 – 8:30 to 10:00AM 
Belle Vue Community Centre
Kendal Road, Hartlepool, TS25 1QU

6th February 2024 – 8:30 – 10:00AM
North Tyneside (Venue TBD)

23rd May 2024 – 8:30 – 10:00AM
Darlington (Venue TBD)

Youth Pop - Youth voice conference

Saturday 21st October ’23 11AM – 2:30PM.
Wallsend Boys Club, Kirkley Park, Rheydt Ave, Wallsend, Newcastle, NE28 8SX

A chance for young people age 10 – 25 to explore climate change and cost of living crisis by discussion with experts, and through taking part in art, music and other activities.

Through our work on the North East Youth Alliance we have partnered with the Cost of Living Alliance and the Humanity Project to run the North East’s first Regional Citizens Youth Assembly on the cost of living and climate crises.

The stories and experiences of young people gathered at this North East Youth Assembly will be shared with delegates at a National Assembly taking place in Manchester 1-6 November. Between now and November, the Cost of Living Alliance www.costofliving-alliance.org and the Humanity Project humanityproject.uk are supporting a wave of grassroots and self-organised “People’s Popular Assemblies” taking place up and down the country, so that people can have conversations on the issues that are affecting their lives, and have those views fed into the National Assembly in November.

Visitors to the Manchester event will hear the stories of ordinary people whose lives are getting harder each year because of the cost of living and climate crises – including (with permission) audio and visual pieces from the North East Youth Assembly. Then over the weekend 4-5 November the national delegates will come together to listen, learn and deliberate on the interconnected crises of climate and the cost of living. They’ll hear from scientists, artists, and ordinary people, including the agreed outcomes from the North East Youth Assembly. At the end of the deliberation, the demands that come from Britain’s Popular Assembly will be broadcast to the country, sharing what ordinary people want for their families and communities to live secure and decent lives. will be available.

Lunch will be provided. Transport to the event can be arranged.

For more information – contact Youth Focus North East, 0731 178 7719 or 0191 4779966, email amy@youthfocusne.org.uk

Book now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/youth-pop-tickets-726714832627?aff=oddtdtcreator