About the Youth ForumYoung people make up a third of the population of Belfast, making our city one of the youngest in Europe.
That's why we've set up a Youth Forum:
to give young people a voice
- to allow you to have your say on things which affect you and your friends
- to give you a chance to get involved in decision-making within the council.
Who we are
The Youth Forum is made up of young people from across Belfast.
There are 36 young people on the Forum, which has three sub-groups which are currently dealing with issues regarding teenage parents, homeless young people and the environment.
All our members are aged between 13 and 18 (21 if they are disabled or have just left care) and serve for two years.
Current forum members come from a range of areas, religions, backgrounds and cultures and represent areas across Belfast.
Role of the Youth Forum
Our members aim to represent their views and those of other young people in Belfast.
They do this by:
The application deadline has now passed.
If you're interested, find out more on our new members page.
The Youth Forum has achieved a number of successes to date.
If you are interested in the work of the Youth Forum, call Lorraine Wallace on 028 9032 0202 (extension 3595) or email firstname.lastname@example.org