Major youth charities come together to set new agenda for action at Creative Collisions 2017

15 Feb 2017

Minister for Civil Society to support unparalleled youth sector event

Nine of the UK’s leading youth charities are joining forces on 3 May to run the most significant youth sector event of the year.

Creative Collisions 2017 will bring together more than 500 attendees from across the sector, including youth workers, volunteers, sector experts and young people, to spark connections, share ideas, bridge divides and forge a positive future for young people and youth organisations across the UK.

For the first time, previous organisers UK Youth and Leap Confronting Conflict will join The Scout Association, Girlguiding, NCS, Ambition, NYA, The Mix, and VInspired to speak with one collective voice as they explore the big issues and set an agenda for positive action. Sponsored by the Wellcome Trust, the event will identify innovative ways we can bridge the gap between young people and the world around them – through technology, sharing best practice, and finding ways to collaborate on the ground.

Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson MP will attend and show his support for the youth sector and its collective policy aims – alongside many other inspiring speakers and expert panellists.

Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, said:  “I want young people to develop the important skills they need to succeed in life so it is vital that all organisations involved in youth services come together and share best practice.

“The Creative Collisions forum will help do exactly that and set an agenda for future action in the youth sector, encouraging collaboration that will have a hugely positive impact on young people’s lives.”

Co-created with young people, Creative Collisions will focus on issues like social mobility, online safety, gender and LGBTQ issues, and Brexit to name a few. There will be interactive sessions exploring STEM, video blogging and more.

More than 100 free tickets will be made available to those aged 16-25, and young people will be invited to lead many of the sessions and workshops on the day.

Creative Collisions 2017 will take place on 03 May 2017 at the Mermaid Theatre in central London. To register, or for more information on speakers, workshop sessions and exhibition space visit: