The Urdd beyond Wales 

Our ambition is to take Wales, the Welsh language and the Urdd worldwide.

The Urdd has nurtured 4 million young men and women to be proud of their country, open to the world and living embodiments of our language and culture, along with the universal values which we cherish in Wales.

The Urdd stands as a key organisation in Wales working with partners such as Welsh Government, British Council, BBC, WRU, Commonwealth Games, S4C, Wales Arts International to name a few. Our partnership collaborations with these organisations has ensured successful initiatives for Young people and we have in the last few years expanded our work internationally through projects in the USA, Kenya, New Zealand, Ireland, Patagonia, Hungary, Brussels, Cameroon, Australia, Japan and more. We want to continue to work alongside our partners to amplify the story of Wales as a successful, confident, vibrant and open nation.

The Urdd has ambitious plans to ensure Wales makes a positive impact, to ensure that more people know about Wales, offer international experiences for young people and celebrate the cultural richness of Wales.

The Urdd is a unique organisation in the world, and we wish to create globally aware young people we believe that by recognising our strengths in Wales together we as an organisation can prioritise:

• what is unique to Wales

• a way of working that is at the heart of the Future Generations Act

• be responsible at a global level

We are every proud of what we have achieved to date, and our vision for the future remains.

Recent projects

Over the last few years, the Urdd has been busy making valuable contacts and connecting with young people around the world.

Middle East

There have been a couple of trips to the Middle East recently, including the football World Cup projects and the Dubai 7's tournament!



Read more about the Urdd's fantastic projects that have recently taken part across Europe!


North America

Read about the Urdd's projects in North American - some musical, some educational and one a part of the 2023 Peace and Goodwill Message

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New Zealand

December 2022

Urdd 7s Rugby team travel to Auckland, New Zealand for the World School Sevens.

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Read about our trips to Africa, which include visiting an African festival and presenting the 'Chwarae yn Gymraeg' project.



January 2020

An apprentice and Urdd member of staff travelled to Australia to conduct Welsh-medium activities at Sydney's Welsh Summer School.

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October 2019

In October 2019 the Urdd took part in the Welsh Government trade and culture mission to establish links between the youth of Wales and the youth of Japan.

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We have a special relationship with this country and since 2008, over 300 young people have visited Patagonia with us.

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