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 the East of England, London and the South East are invited to take part in this online Zoom event on Saturday 29 January from 10am to 1pm.
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. Using a series of participatory online workshops, 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.
10.10 Keynote address on the work of the Co-op Party Parliamentary Group (followed by questions – if time)
10.30 Building Community Power in the East, South East and London regions
11.30 Campaigning with the Co-op Party
11.50 Policy – topics for members consultation in 2022:
12.00 International development policy development, with
12.30 Health policy development, with
13.00 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.