I have had the fortunate pleasure this year to represent Unloc and our Enterprise Academy at the Towards Collaborative Practice (TCP) Conference 2018 in Liverpool.
The TCP conference brings delegates from 22 European countries together to collaboratively explore the potential of youth work and vocational educational training to encourage social enterprise among young people.
The first day of the conference was all about how we can best as delegates teach but also help start social enterprises. The message I heard throughout was the importance to not only educate but to also incubate and support young social enterprises as they embark on their journey.
The second day of the conference was geared more towards the supporting of social enterprises. Instead of hearing personal experiences, we instead used design solution workshops on what we thought the support mechanism currently looked like. It was great to see how other European countries best support social enterprises and how I, with Unloc, can better provide a continually improving support framework for our young people.
The conference is an amazing opportunity to share but also learn on how social enterprises are defined in other countries and how best the UK can help social entrepreneurs across Europe.
You can watch the highlights real here: https://vimeo.com/262134999