What are some of the main issues posing challenges to young people today?
Would you count housing, education, wellbeing, employment and
the environment among them?
If you do, and want to find out how co-operatives and mutuals
can help address these issues, come to the Building A
Co-operative Country conference.
The event is being held at Urdd Gobaith Cymru, Cardiff
Bay, on Tuesday 26th June. A number of inspirational young
people will be joining us as keynote speakers on the day
including Huw Richards and Polly Robbins, while others will feature in our
The event is for:
- Young people who are already involved in the co-ops and mutuals
sector in some way, or benefiting from such a business or
- Young people that have a wider interest in this area of work,
possibly because they are studying relevant issues or want to work
for a co-op or mutual in the future.
- Co-op, mutual and other organisations that support young
people. This also includes other youth organisations.
- People and organisations that could potentially join the
membership of the Mutuals Alliance as a result of the event.
Details of the conference programme will be published at
wales.coop as they become available. We'll also be tweeting about
the event from @WalesCoopCentre, using the hashtag #BACC18.
The conference is being organised on behalf of the Mutuals
Alliance and is sponsored by Arup Group, Cartrefi Cymru, Merthyr
Valleys Homes, the Co-operative Group, Wales Co-operative Centre
and the Co-op Party.
The Mutuals Alliance brings together leading co-operative and
mutual organisations across Wales. It works towards growing the
sector in Wales and creating a greater level of awareness about
mutuals and the benefits they bring.
You can choose to attend up to two out of five workshop options
at the conference. The sessions will be run twice, either side of
lunch and will be an hour long in duration. Please make us aware of
your workshop choices when booking.
Housing - Find out how housing co-ops are
helping young people through significant challenges, while
equipping them with essential life skills
Education - Explore the ways in which the Welsh
Bacc, and other educational opportunities, can help schoolchildren
gain a better understanding of co-operatives
Environment - Renewable energy and recycling
projects are getting more and more young people involved, to help
them learn how green issues can be addressed through co-ops
Employment and Skills - In times of zero hours
contracts and students graduating with high levels of debt, find
out how co-ops can provide the solution to youth unemployment and
Wellbeing - Find out more about the links
between the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act and co-ops, and the
subsequent link between co-ops and young people
Make sure you attend the biggest co-operative conference in
Wales and lend your voice to the debate.
Visit the website for more details.