Title of Future Politician of the 6th Youth Parliament Awarded
On Friday, 29 April, the 6th Youth Parliament concluded, and the young people who were particularly active in sectoral committees and took the initiative in discussions on draft declarations of the Youth Parliament were awarded the title of the Future Politician. The title of Future Politician was awarded to Markuss Druziks and Valters Strods from Riga State Gymnasium No.1, Edvarts Krusts from the Jelgava Secondary School of Technology and Dāvids Brics from Riga Technical University.
The members of the 6th Youth Parliament held two plenary sittings where they adopted three declarations drafted in sectoral committees: on promotion of youth health and youth employment opportunities in the regions and life in rural areas, on the improvement of the systems of general and higher education, as well as on strengthening Latvia’s role as a member state of the European Union. In turn, the declaration proposed by the Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee on strengthening the role of the National Guard and the Youth Guard was rejected in the plenary sitting of the 6th Youth Parliament.
Out of the 100 elected members, 91 young people gathered at the 6th Youth Parliament on 29 April thus gaining first-hand experience in the daily work of an MP – drafting legislation in committees and participating in plenary sittings.
The members of the Youth Parliament gave the solemn oath, approved MP mandates and set up sectoral committees which drafted four declarations. In the second plenary sitting, the members of the Youth Parliament discussed the draft declarations, held a debate and a vote.
The Youth Parliament was chaired by Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, together with the members of the Presidium of the 6th Youth Parliament: Natālija Knipše from Riga State German Grammar School, Gints Jankovskis from Riga Evening Secondary School No.14, Rendijs Kukainis from Riga Secondary School No. 84 and Anete Biķe from Riga State Gymnasium No.1.
The plenary sittings and conclusion of the 6th Youth Parliament were broadcast live on the Saeima website www.saeima.lv. Information about the project is also available on the project website www.jauniesusaeima.lv.
The Youth Parliament is organised by the Saeima. Publicity is provided by the social network Draugiem.lv, Latvian Television and Latvian Radio.
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