In 2022, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Co-operative Party is once again holding a series of virtual Conferences across all regions and nations of the UK. Members and supporters from across Wales are invited to take part in this online Zoom event on Saturday 29 January from 2pm to 5pm.
The pandemic has shown that we respond to crisis with kindness – shown in the hundreds of mutual aid groups that have established, in the way that community and co-operative businesses have stepped up to support those in need, and in the way that people made huge sacrifices to limit the spread of the virus. As we rebuild from Covid-19, we want to look at how we ensure this co-operation can live on.
The theme for this Conference is Building Community Power – how we can strengthen community wellbeing and resilience by examining how communities themselves can make a difference. By empowering our communities we can actively involve them in the decisions that affect their lives. We will examine how we can widen ownership in our economy and give people the tools and support to tackle the big issues from inequality and hunger to green jobs and high street regeneration.
2:00 Welcome to Conference and introduction to keynote speakers
2:05 Update on the work of the Co-operative Party:
2.15 Keynote address:
2.45 Building Community Power:
3.30 Worker Buyouts Law:
3.45 Serving the Community with co-operative values:
4.15 Policy – topics for members consultation in 2022. Members are invited to join these workshops as we explore these important areas of policy in further detail.
Health policy development, with
4.45 Anna to pass over chair to Mary Wimbury, Co-op Party NEC representative for Wales
International development policy development, with
5.15 Closing remarks:
This Conference will be held on Zoom. Please register using the form below. Do check your in-box for a confirmation email which will contain the Zoom joining link.