The Youth Parliament is a project of the Latvian Parliament that provides young people with an opportunity to present and defend their ideas, while learning about the day-to-day life of MPs. Young people submit their ideas for elections, organise campaigns, and collect votes in support of their ideas.
The 100 elected members of the Youth Parliament whose ideas have earned the most votes gather at the Saeima building for one day to learn first-hand about the work of the legislature and address topical issues from the rostrum in front of their peers.
Members of the Youth Parliament convene for the first plenary sitting at the Saeima Plenary Chamber to approve their mandates, establish committees, and give the solemn oath. The sitting is chaired by the Speaker of the Saeima, whereas the four elected members of the Youth Parliament whose ideas have earned the most votes take the seats of the Saeima Presidium.
The elected members also draft four declarations, which are discussed in the relevant committees. After the committee meetings, the second plenary sitting of the Youth Parliament is held, where committee proposals for amendments to the declarations are deliberated.
More information on the website of the Youth Parliament: jauniesusaeima.lv