Young people and co-operatives South West conference
Co-operatives UK South West is teaming up with Devon co-operative development body The Fruit Tree for Business to stage a conference and trade fair. Part of this will be a youth fringe, which will focus on young people and work opportunities within the co-operative sector, and celebrate the phenomenal rise in popularity of co-operative Trust schools in this region. The Co-operatives Trade Fair will showcase excellent examples of successful co-operatives.
Keynote speakers at the conference include the newly formed JooMo, a co-operative enterprise owned by young people, which sells 100% natural skincare products designed for young people. The South West’s youngest councillor, Plymouth schoolgirl Kate Taylor, will blaze a trail for budding politicians, showing that young people can and do have a strong voice.
Regionally, this will bring to a close the UN designated International Year of Co-operatives, which has raised public awareness of the invaluable contributions of co-operative enterprises to poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration.
The event will be held at the co-operatively owned Exeter City FC venue The Park at Stadium Way, Exeter, on Friday 9 November from 11am-4pm.
To find out more, and how to apply for places download the information leaflet below.
Published On: August 1, 2012
Written By: Natalie