Blog: Creative Collisions

13 Nov 2014

Last week the entire youth sector descended on the Copper Box in London for the biggest youth sector conference, Creative Collisions, and of course National Youth Agency  were proud to be a part of it!

The idea of Creative Collisions is to unite the sector, highlight the challenges faced, and think collaboratively about how those issues can be tackled through panel discussions, Q&A’s and a whole host of fringe workshops. It is also gave young people the chance to explore the many opportunities within the sector and ensure their voice is heard in the conversation; after all it does affect us and our futures.

We heard from a number of key note speakers from  Rob Wilson MP, Minister for Civil Society, Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Minister for Civil Society and BBC3’s Rick Edwards to name but a few, who all agreed that the youth sector was worth fighting for and should be a top priority.

The day aimed to answer many questions from ‘what kind of skills do we need?’ through to ‘how will we know we’re succeeding?’ and with the help of the respective CEO’s a final report will be published soon.

The event was a great success and there was a clear passion and energy for young people. My only hope now is that resonates into recognition for proper investment in the sector as a whole.

Onwards to Creative Collisions 2015!…

Craig Smith
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