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Help get 100,000 young voices heard on climate change issues

Will climate change affect children's rights?

ACT are supporting VotesforSchools as they aim to get 100,000 children's voices heard for COP26. 

In the run up to the United Nations conference on climate change in Glasgow this November, COP26, VotesforSchools are working with a range of partner organisations including UNICEF UK to explore with children climate change and its effect on their rights. 



This Fairtrade Fortnight, students in schools and colleges across the country are taking action on Fairtrade cotton school uniforms, supported by People & Planet. People & Planet’s work in schools and colleges is focused on empowering young people to take action on global issues. We want students to be articulate, motivated and active global citizens.

European Year of the Citizen


Under the headline, Its about Europe, its about you the European Year of Citizens was launched last week. The European Year of Citizens 2013 is dedicated to the rights that come with EU citizenship. Over this year, there will be a campaign that will encourage dialogue between all levels of government, civil society and business at events and conferences around Europe to discuss EU rights and build a vision of how the EU should be in 2020.

Climate Week


Register Now! – 4 to 10 March 2013

Do you have an event or activity planned for Climate Week 2013? Register now By registering your event, you can help build a social movement for change, encourage others in your area to take action, and profile the fantastic work that you are doing. This is your chance to shine.



Parliament Week 2012 was a great success, with young people getting a chance to gain insights of the workings of our democracy and even participate in Parliamentary debate first hand thanks to the work of the UK Youth Parliament.

Here are suggestions for next steps you can take to continue getting young people to engage with the democratic process.



The Climate Week Challenge is the UK’s biggest climate change competition, with 130,000 children, students and adults across the country working to come up with solutions to climate change. There are one-day and one-hour versions that can be done on any day during Climate Week (4th-10th March 2013).



The challenge provides a simple and engaging way for 14 - 18 year olds to develop their economic awareness and have their say on Budget 2011.

You have until the 4th March 2011 to enter your students after which we will take all the results and produce the first ever 'Youth Budget' to represent young people's economic priorities for the future. The winner of the competition will present the Youth Budget at HM Treasury, have their Budget published in The Times and win an iPad.

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