Thursday, 25 August 2011

MK councillor and Youth member visits Poland on Presidency Youth Conference

Cllr John Rowe a Carn Brea parish councillor and Mebyon Kernow youth group chair will be visiting Poland for a EU Youth Conference on developing social mobility and cooperation between young people from the EU and EU-neighbouring countries, with a focus on Eastern Europe and Caucasus Area. The conference is hosted by the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in cooperation with the European Youth Forum and with the support of the European Commission.

During the EU Youth Conference, youth delegates, representatives of EU ministries, and members of the polish government will work jointly to develop practical recommendations on reducing barriers, developing new tools and concrete mechanisms needed to foster the mobility and cooperation between young people from EU and from EU-neighbouring countries with a focus on Eastern Europe and Caucasus. The material produced from the conference will be used to inform the European council’s conclusions on Youth mobility in the eastern Block. Cllr Rowe said

“Social mobility is a real problem in Cornwall. So many of our brightest feel the need to leave so that they can fulfil their potential, or they graduate and never return home. There is a real brain drain. Mebyon Kernow is committed to creating a positive, dynamic business and economic environment where young Cornishmen and women can flourish. I hope to learn more from the shared dialogue on how social mobility has increased in other countries. “

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