Co-creating Cornwall’s Future is an online summit to inform, enthuse, and inspire the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector.
While the world looks at Cornwall for the G7 Summit, we invite you: our VCSE peers worldwide to join us and help us to co-create Cornwall’s future. We aim for the result of empowering future generations to steward our beautiful natural resources, sustain a thriving economy and remain healthy and well into old age.
The pandemic has highlighted what an indispensable asset the the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector is to our society. Their talents, experience and timely support has equipped individuals and whole communities to overcome adversity during this crisis. Despite one of its most challenging years yet, Cornwall VSF has also played its part through developing and maintaining strategic, thematic and local alliances to help create better conditions for mutuality, altruism and collaboration to thrive.
Our online summit is designed create further opportunities for co-creation across three key themes of work: economy, environment, and health. Holding the event online offers anyone in the sector the chance to actively engage in an inclusive way, so that we hear as many voices as possible on the day.
Dynamic workshops woven with live interviews; inspiring keynote speeches with problem-solving panels; and the inspirational stories of grassroots organisations who have evoked best practice will combine to empower, inspire and connect our communities. The day will culminate in a powerful pledge to work collaboratively for a future all of Cornwall can thrive in. Signing up to this event will allow you to shape it by being there and engaging. Our gift to you is access to our e-brochure souvenir, packed with ideas, talks panels and pledges to help co-create Cornwall’s future.
We are working with an exciting artwork collective to visually portray the event and generate artwork from young people for a legacy street exhibition. Our aim is to ensure the best outcomes for future generations. This event will recognise and celebrate the power and innovation of the VCSE sector through the voices of those in our communities. Together we seek to develop future co-immunities, communities that are resilient, inclusive, safe and prosperous and able to thrive during adversity.
Confirmed speakers include Sir Michael Marmot on The Health Gap, followed by Caroline Dann from Traveller Space, speaking about how to provide meaningful outreach working with minority communities. She will give a recent example of the coordination and delivery of outstanding multi agency work, which was co-created with families. Hazel Stuteley OBE who pioneered co-creative community work in Falmouth’s Beacon will talk about how she took this model to Obama Care and beyond. Fresh from the Youth 7 Summit in May, Emily Stevenson from Beach Guardian will be on a panel with Tom Burke CBE to answer questions about local impact on the environment. Emily will lead a workshop to inspire young people to pledge to Clean up Cornwall. There is a strong economy hour, which seeks to redefine the traditional perspective on economy and highlight how prosperous a circular economy is. With speakers from the National Lottery Community Fund and Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL), organisations can feel inspired to co-create change.
A series of videos will run throughout the event, along with messages of support from celebrities and prominent figures. There will be interactive polls, activities and breakout sessions. There will also be roving reporters, harnessing support and reaction live from the communities involved.
Who is Co-creating Cornwall’s Future for?
Volunteers, staff and those proud of the VCSE community locally, nationally and internationally.
Why should I attend?
Come away from the Co-creating Cornwall’s Future event inspired, motivated and empowered with new insights, connections and strategies. Our gift to all attendees will be an e-brochure, filled with recordings, facts and stats and video captures of the day. You and your teams will be ready to co-create Cornwall’s future!
Goals and objectives
The event aims to showcase the talent, innovation and entrepreneurism of Cornwall’s voluntary sector communities and citizens who are already doing exciting, responsive, and forward-thinking work in the county.
Inclusivity will be a continuous thread throughout the conference and the event will explore the inequalities identified in all three key themes. To link in with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum (VSF) is the voice of VCSE organisations in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our aim is to work with others to create a thriving and effective voluntary sector.
The G7 is an organisation made up of the world’s seven largest so-called advanced economies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Australia, India and South Korea have been invited as guest countries.
The G7 Summit will be held Friday 11 June to Sunday 13 June 2021 at Tregenna Castle Resort, Carbis Bay, Cornwall. The National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth will host media and Cornwall Airport Newquay is expected to welcome world leaders.
#IamCornwall – What does Cornwall mean to you? #IamCornwall is a social media campaign to support our alternative G7 summit in June. We’re gathering stories from all communities in Cornwall, to help make all voices heard.
The event will be broadcast on Chaos TV.
Cornwall VSF warmly invites the voluntary sector to make a collective commitment to work together in ways that enable us to co-create a more prosperous, fair, safe and healthy Cornwall.