We would be delighted if you would join us to launch of a new initiative which aims to provide vital skills that benefit the community on every high street. The Citizens’ University will provide skills such as First Aid and CPR, skills in stopping violent behaviour and skills for organising local community projects, through short courses delivered in high street locations. The project aims to reduce unnecessary deaths and the risk of violence, as well as to strengthen communities’ capacity to act.
Developed by the Young Foundation (which helped create the Open University, the University of the Third Age, Summer Universities and other successful educational ventures), in partnership with the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), courses will start next spring with a view to spreading the approach across the country after 2013. The courses will be delivered by a number of civil society organisations.
Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office will speak at the event which is chaired by Young Foundation director Geoff Mulgan and will bring together many of the organizations involved in this new and exciting initiative.
Registration and drinks from 10.00am
When & Where
The Coproduction Roadshows are jointly hosted by the Coproduction Practitioners Network NESTA, nef and a range of partners across the country including Scotland's Futures Forum, the Welsh Assembly Government, SPICE, Coprodnet, Governance International, Birmingham University and Timebanking UK.