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On Monday 12th May the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Yvonne Mosquito hosted Mr Robert W. Johnson, US Ambassador to the United Kingdom. The main purpose of the visit was to attend the premiere screening of a documentary film, Six Triple Eight, which commemorates the […]

Why is the Urban M project of interest to you/ to your organisation?   In my role as Interim Head of Employment and Skills, I am always keen to support projects which address one of our city’s most important challenges:  the low skill level in […]

The Birmingham Commonwealth Association (BCA) was founded in March 2014 by Birmingham City Council to promote the city’s global competitiveness and influence.   The BCA, now a registered company, are pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Shergill, CEO of  Brit Asia TV, Broad St, Birmingham […]

On Monday 12th March, Commonwealth Day was celebrated across the 53 nations that make up the Commonwealth. Birmingham was no exception; the city saw an enthusiastic display of events and ceremonies throughout the day including a flag raising ceremony at the Council House in Victoria […]

It was pleasing to hear that the Minister recognised the great potential the Commonwealth has confirming that 90% of the worlds growth will be outside the EU. He noted the launch of the Greater Birmingham Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce on Monday 12th March and that […]

This is a list of forthcoming EU calls for proposals.   Call name Short description Link Deadline Prevent and combat gender-based violence and violence against children Priorities are primary prevention of gender-based violence (GBV) (i.e. changing social attitudes and behaviour, in order to end tolerance […]

USE-IT! Project news – Community Research begins   The first free OCN (Open College Network) accredited research training took place between 6th and 7th July at the Edgbaston Watersports Centre and kick-started the training of the first cohort of USE-IT! Community Researchers.   The University of Birmingham animated […]

The Association of Jamaican Nationals together with Birmingham City Council will be working closely with the Jamaican community to host a free open-air Jamaica street festival on Victoria Square and Upper New Street.   In the context of the 55th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence, the Jamaican […]

Welcome to USE-IT! page ! What is USE-IT? Urban Innovation Actions (UIA) is a new programme of the European Commission providing urban areas throughout Europe with resources to test new and unproven solutions to address urban challenges. Birmingham is one of the first cities to […]

Commonwealth day is celebrated every year on the second Monday of March, across the Commonwealth.  It offers an opportunity to promote understanding on global issues, international co-operation and the work of the Commonwealth organisations, which aim to improve the lives of citizens. 2017 marked the […]