The Young Essex Assembly (YEA) is the elected youth council for Essex and is supported by Essex Youth Service. There are 75 YEA members, representing all districts across Essex, who decide on the priorities for young people and campaign to make a positive difference.
Elections will be held in the Autumn Term of 2020 with applications being welcomed from June 2020 and the deadline for applications will be October 2020.
How we work
As a member of the YEA you will have the opportunity to be heard by members of Essex County Council and other Youth Groups working to improve the lives of young people in Essex to make important decisions. All YEA Members represent young people within their communities and engage with those young people to hear their voices and represent them fully.
The members of the Young Essex Assembly meet once every month, we call these meetings 'sittings'. Each member is also asked to take part in another group, which makes up separate parts of the YEA. We call these 'sub-groups'.
All sittings will be held within the County and will often take place on a Saturday or on a day during the school holidays. Smaller meetings, which involve the sub-groups, usually take place during an evening mid-week.
Each working group will feed back to the main Assembly. Seven members of the YEA are also Elected to represent UK Youth Parliament.