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The National Youth Summit 2024 is proudly sponsored by The Co-operative Bank.

National Youth Summit

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You're invited to join us at the National Youth Summit 2024 in Birmingham on Saturday 15 June!

The National Youth Summit 2024 is proudly sponsored by The Co-operative Bank. 

What is The National Youth Summit?

The National Youth Summit is a FREE event that brings together young people, change-makers, creators and innovators to empower the younger generation through the principles of co‑operation.

The Youth Summit will take place alongside our flagship event for the co-operative movement, Co-op Congress. Access to the Saturday of Congress will be free to all attendees of the National Youth Summit. 

The event includes lunch as well as a drinks and networking reception.

Book your free place now

Who can attend?

The annual event is open to all young people 30 and under. There is something for everyone at the National Youth Summit – whether you are already involved with co-operatives or have no idea what a co-op is!

Where is The National Youth Summit?

The event is taking place at the the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham, in the heart of Birmingham city centre and just a 20-minute walk from New Street train station. We're offering a limited number of £50 travel bursaries. Apply for bursary support via the ​booking form. Email [email protected] for ​more info.​ 

Please note: We cannot pay travel bursaries for international travel or provide letters of invitation for international delegates.

Timetable

10:00-10.15: Welcome

  • Rose Marley, CEO, Co-operatives UK
  • Debbie White, Chair, Co-op Group

10.15-11.10: Better together – Building new communities

Hosted by Harpz Kaur, Broadcaster and DJ:

  • Lydia Rose, Artist, activist and co-founder of Allie’s Art Club
  • Harry Jerome, Secretary, Coalville Can
  • Alice Whittle, Project co-ordinator and DofE manager Black Girls Hike UK
  • Isla McCullough, Co-operatives UK

11:10-11:40: 30 minute refreshment break

11:40-12.40: Living consciously – Simple ways to make a difference

Hosted by Harpz Kaur, Broadcaster and DJ:

  • Ameila Crews, Community Renewables Engagement Lead, Younity
  • Ayesha Di'Angelo, Midcounties Coop
  • Ala Ghaderi, Commercial Banking Graduate, The Co-operative Bank

12.40-13.40: Lunch

13.40-14.30: Why choose the co-op model?

Hosted by Harpz Kaur, Broadcaster and DJ:

  • Hannah Birch, Head of operations, Revolver Co-operative
  • Rhys Everquill, Community lead, Great Central Gazette
  • Claire Lambert, Birmingham Dance Co-op

14:30-15:00: 30 minute refreshment break

15:00-15.50: Empowering co-operation – Giving youth a voice

  • Hosted by Debbie White Chair, Co-op Group
  • Nick Crofts, CEO, Co-op Foundation
  • Mya Badhan, Young Gamechangers Fund, Steering Group Member
  • Victor Agbontean, Young Gamechangers Fund, Steering Group Member
  • Ala Ghaderi, Commercial Banking Graduate, The Co-operative Bank
  • Rorey Scriven, Founder, Youth Voice
  • Aaliyah Likuluta, National Youth Voice Ambassador
  • Jasmine Gardosi, Birmingham Poet Laureate

A diverse session bringing delegates from the National Youth Summit and Co-op Congress together to close both events with a session focused on how we give youth a voice across the co-operative movement. 

15.50-16:00: Reflections and close

  • Cheryl Barrott, Chair, Co-operatives UK

Followed by a performance by Dance Co-operative Birmingham.

16:00-17:00: Drinks and networking reception

Keep up to date

Keep up to date with all National Youth Summit 2024 announcements on Instagram @cooperativesUK and Twitter @CooperativesUK. And sign up for our newsletters at: uk.coop/email.

View photos from the National Youth Summit 2023
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