Engaging Young People

'Engaging Young People' Conference

Client:

Department for Communities & Local Government

Agency:

COI

Project:

'Engaging Young People' conference

Challenge:

A cross-Government initiative to change perceptions, promote places to go and things to do for young people.

Solution:

A highly interactive event featuring team-based challenges with wireless laptops, feedback panels and personal commitments. Unusually, 50 Young Advisers participated in the conference, along with Local Authority childrens' services and the voluntary sector.

Results:

A marked shift in audience opinion pre/post event:

  • 'Importance of engaging young people in decision-making' 84.3% > 88.6%
  • 'Involve partners outside my organisation' 72.8% > 82.8%
  • 'Positive perception of impact of young people on communities' 62.8% > 78.5%