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Youth unemployment is a major issue, not only in Birmingham, but also on the wider European scale. The latest figures show that while youth unemployment in the UK has decreased compared to the previous year, it is still worryingly high. According to ONS Labour Market […]

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EVENT UPDATE FOR PUBLIC RELEASE City Drive Celebrating 5 years of Capacity-building the Social Enterprise Sector Social enterprise infrastructure organisation iSE are hosting their annual week-long event ‘City Drive’ with 2018 being the 5th anniversary of Digbeth as an accredited Social Enterprise Place.  City Drive […]

More than 450 faith representatives from across the region attended a landmark conference organised by the Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street and the University of Birmingham on Monday 27th November. Delegates at the ‘Mayor and Faith Conference: Faith in the West Midlands’ discussed […]

Birmingham’s Professor Jo Andrews , who is the Birmingham City Ambassador for the Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Summit, reports on the success of two of Birmingham’s young female students. ” During the summer vacation two Birmingham students, Elizabeth Ajayi and Aklima Khatun , travelled to […]

As part of the 50th anniversary Birmingham celebrates with Frankfurt City, Birmingham’s annual Flatpack Film Festival has partnered with Frankfurt’s Lichter Filmfest in an exciting exchange project. Lichter has been running since 2008 and shows all manner of shorts, features, docs, experimental works, installations and live […]

In February 2014, the GBSLEP published the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) Strategy for 2014-2012, outlining how the resources are to be distributed. European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) | GBSLEP This document forms part of the Strategic Economic Plan and outlines the role of […]

The Birmingham Commonwealth Association is planning a trade mission to Jamaica to coincide with the Jamaica Expo in Kingston April 14-17 2016.  The mission has a strong life science/health care focus as well as promotion of the catering sector in Birmingham.  The visit is being […]

  Birmingham City Council (BCC) and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) have been working together for 15 years. During that time the CLGF have fully funded a number of Good Practice Exchange projects in South Africa, India etc. around solid waste management, education, informal […]

The Dutch Sustainability Business Association (De Groene Zaak) has International Synergies’ National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP), as one of 30 global examples supporting the drive to a circular economy. The case study on NISP is available on the newly launched website, www.govsgocircular.com which highlights initiatives […]