2 CONVERSATION OF CHANGE EVENTS FOR 2022 – REGISTER TODAY

The CONTINUE project will be presenting not one but two Conversation of Change events during the first quarter of 2022. Find out all of the details – and how to register – right here.

Young People in a Post-COVID World / Friday 4th February 2022 / 3:30pm to 6pm / Gorse Hill Studios

Join us for a conversation on how the pandemic has affected young people in Greater Manchester and what can be done to address these issues.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for everyone, in particular marginalised young people who have seen their world turned upside down and have struggled to stay connected and integrated. Over the past few months, People’s Voice Media and Gorse Hill Studios have been working together as part of CONTINUE to gather the stories of young people from Greater Manchester who have lived through these unprecedented times.

The young people have co-led the story gathering and curation workshops and are now ready to share their findings with members of the local community at this Coversation of Change event. The event will be co-facilitated by the young people themselves and People’s Voice Media, with an aim to use their stories as stimuli for a dialogue about what civic action can be taken locally to address issues and ideas identified in them. 

It will take place at Gorse Hill Studios on Friday 4th February, 3:30pm until 6pm and is aimed at young people, local community leaders, members of the community and those who work in local government, health and social care, education sectors and beyond.

At the moment, the event is planned as an in-person event, with all COVID-safe measures in place. However, should any restrictions in place at the time make it unlikely/impossible that the event be held in-person, we will move to an online space.

Connecting Youth Through Storytelling / Thursday 24th March 2022 / 1pm to 3.30pm / Zoom

Join us for an online Conversation of Change event that will create a pan-European dialogue on the experience of youth during the pandemic.

Over the past few months, a pan-European consortium of NGOs have been working together on the CONTINUE project to gather the stories of young people from the UK, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Denmark, Lithuania and Portugal who have lived through the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic

The young people have co-led the story gathering and curation workshops and are now ready to share their findings with members of the European community at this online Coversation of Change event. The event will be facilitated by Hayley Trowbridge from People’s Voice Media and aims to open up a conversation between young people and decision-makers from across Europe about how COVID-19 has impacted the lives of young people, what is different across the nations and what are the commonalities?

The Conversation of Change event will take place on Zoom on Thursday 24th March, 1pm – 3.30pm GMT / 2pm – 4.30pm CET, and is aimed at young people, community leaders, members of the various European communities, those who work in European, national and local government, health and social care, education sectors, NGOs and beyond.

About the CONTINUE Project

Connecting European Youth through Storytelling

CONTINUE will support young people suffering from social exclusion to tackle the specific challenges of post-COVID times in terms of staying connected and integrated into European communities.

CONTINUE will directly involve young people with migrant and other marginal backgrounds in the project activities in order to enhance the interaction between individuals, their communities and the pan-European levels. .

CONTINUE will be realised by a Consortium of 8 NGOs working with marginal youth groups, experienced in youth education, community-based activities, policy recommendations, working with an extended network of organisations from different sectors.

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