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From Scotland's Young People: SYP's Manifesto 2021-2026

From Scotland's Young People

The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) would like your views to inform their 2021-26 Manifesto 'From Scotland's Young People'. 

As the democratically elected voice of Scotland's young people, the issues we focus and take action on come directly from the concerns raised by 12-25 year old's across the country. 

By sharing your views in this consultation, you will directly shape SYP's work over the next five years as well as help us inform Scotland’s political parties on what changes young people would like to see in the next Scottish Parliamentary term. 

In this survey, you will be asked for your opinion on a range of statements.These have been selected by SYP’s Conveners Group after consultation with a wide range of young people and youth organisations.

All statements which receive over 50% agreement will become official SYP policy and will enable us to take action on them. For statements where there is more than one option, every option which receives more than 50% agreement will be included in our resulting calls. 

As you go through, keep an eye out for these boxes - [?]The pop up boxes will give you explanations and definitions of terms you might not be familiar with. If you hover or click on them, you'll find a simple explanation which should help you to understand any terms you might be unsure of.

Our manifesto gives us the strong mandate we have to represent young people – make sure your voice is included!

The survey is open to young people aged 12-25 who live in Scotland and will close on 12th October 2020.

Once you have completed this survey,  you can opt to be entered into a prize draw to win 1 of 3 £50 Amazon vouchers. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this prize draw. All respondents who provided their email address at the end of the survey will be entered into a prize draw. The survey must be completed in full to qualify. Only one entry will be accepted by accepted per person. The winners will be contacted via email after the survey closes. Winners will be chosen at random by software, from all qualifying respondents during the period of 15th May 2020 - 19th September 2020. 

Completing this survey will earn you 150 Young Scot Rewards points. If you don't have a Young Scot Rewards account it doesn't take long to set one up! Sign up using your Young Scot National Entitlement Card here. Your points code will be shared at the end of the survey.

While we may use data from the survey, any information provided will be treated with the strictest confidence, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

In you have any questions about this survey and the wider manifesto process, or require any assistance in completing it, please email us at