The British Youth Council is the National Youth Council of the UK. A youth-led charity, we empower young people aged 25 and under to influence and inform the decisions that affect their lives. We support young people to get involved in their communities and democracy locally, nationally and internationally, making a difference as volunteers, campaigners, decision-makers and leaders.

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The Black Excellence Network by its definition is set up to challenge the racial disparities within UK higher education and competitive courses seen between black students and other ethnicities. We also support the professional and personal development of current black university students nationwide. And I feel as though this adequately encapsulates their mission. This is

On April 21st, Sylvia, Tom and Maurizio traveled to Budapest for the Spring COMEM preparatory BICC meeting. COMEM is the European Youth Forum’s Council of Members meeting which happens bi-annually and focuses on things such as member admission and policy motions. BICC is the name of the subgroup of youth councils that the British Youth

As international ambassadors, we have seen incredible progress in countries around the world in giving young people the right to vote. Even within the UK, in Wales and Scotland, young people aged 16 and above have been granted voting rights in local elections and referendums, enabling them to influence key decisions that affect their lives

From 5th-6th March 2022, I attended a special consultation session of the European Youth Forum (YFJ) in Brussels. The meeting was centered on the issue of statutory reforms, which given a change in Belgian law, required changing. As a result, the YFJ convened a special consultation with members to discuss the changes proposed by the