Falling Off the Radar? The impacts of digital by default 23 June 2014, 10.00 – 15.30, Best Western Tiverton Hotel, Blundells Road, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 4DB
23/06/2014 – This conference aims to bring key stakeholders together, to discuss and promote synergies between agencies involved in the promotion of digital and social inclusion in Devon, with a focus on deprived urban areas and rural communities. Confirmed speakers include: Professor Jane Seale (University of Exeter), Nora Corkery (Devon Welfare Rights Unit) and Julie Hawker (Cosmic and LEP). Rob Garrett: rgarrett@tuc.org.uk or telephone 07899 966 358.

(R)Ace Towards a Low Carbon Business Future
4 June 2014, Greenbridge incubator, Wetenschapspark 1, B-8400 Ostend

04/06/2014 – Six Belgian, French and English project partners have worked together for almost three years to help businesses, business clusters and business parks in their transition to a low carbon economy. On the 4th of June 2014, we will share with you concrete tips and ideas for saving energy within your company and reducing your carbon emissions. The conference is a free event, but registration is necessary. The seminar will be held in Dutch and English, with French and English translation.

Better Skills, Better Careers – Reforming the Apprenticeships System
30 April 2014, Central London

30/04/2014 – This timely symposium provides an invaluable opportunity to gain an understanding of the apprenticeship reforms as they are implemented and how young people can be supported into work whilst promoting a culture of work-based learning. The symposium will assess how apprenticeships can become more rigorous and responsive to the needs of more employers, whilst delivering strong returns for the economy and apprentices.

IfL Fellowship Research Programme
17th Oct 2014, Oxford

17/10/2014 – The IfL Fellowship Research Programme is designed to develop individuals’ research and publication skills.

Rural Revitalization
26 June 2014, Bristol University

26/06/2014 – This event will focus on the range of issues that face the future development of rural towns and communities. 120 delegates are expected at the event, together with up to 20 speakers and 20 exhibitors. This will a great opportunity to listen to a range of key speakers on Rural Development and also learn and share good practice.

Tackling very long-term unemployment – what works and why?
1 May 2014, DTG Venues, Vauxhall, London

01/05/2014 – Timed to coincide with the launch of the ‘Help to Work’ programme in April 14, this seminar will explore what we know about those who become very long term unemployed (three years or more), what works, and why it works. It will be supported by case studies and expert analysis. Presentation from Andrew Dean of Exeter University will examine international approaches to what works in tackling long term unemployment. The day will end with a look at case studies of individual approaches and area-based approaches in Solent and Greater Manchester.

Unions and the path to war – Tolpuddle Radical History School
17 July to 19 July 2014, Tolpuddle Festival Site

17/07/2014 – Open to all, the history school is a great chance to learn more about radical and trade union history. Running ahead and alongside the annual Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival it offers a chance to learn lessons from the past in beautiful, rural Dorset. There will be plenty of opportunitity for discussion. Visit the Tolpuddle Martyrs website for full programme information.

Welfare reform – creating effective local delivery partnerships
20 December 2014, Prospero House, Borough High Street, London SE1

20/12/2014 – This one day conference will provide an early opportunity to consider the updated Local Support Services Framework and will feature examples of best practice in the planning and delivery of services sharing learning from the Local Authority led pilots as well as drawing on the experience of housing associations, and third sector organisations in the delivery of budgeting support, debt advice, and financial inclusion inititatives, local welfare schemes, and digitial inclusion projects.

Widening Participation through Curriculum
30 April – 1 May 2014, Milton Keynes

30/04/2014 – Higher education institutions have a major role to play in issues of access and pre-access, but we believe that to date insufficient attention has been paid globally to the core tools that universities have to support widening participation and student success. In this conference we focus on the curriculum. We understand the term ‘curriculum’ to be wide ranging: the organisation of the curriculum, its design and contents, pedagogy, assessment, and how all these can be harnessed to contribute to more equal outcomes for all individuals, irrespective of background.

Youth Employment Convention 2014
13 – 14 May 2014, The Oval Cricket Ground, London

03/05/2014 – Join Inclusion and conference partners AELP for the largest UK Convention addressing youth employment and achievement. The 2014 Convention will tackle all elements of the youth employment agenda. We will hear from local and national partners across the UK. This two day Convention will culminate in a ‘Call to Action’ intending to put youth employment and skills at the heart of the manifestos of all the major political parties.

Gloucestershire Echo and Gloucester Citizen Careers Show 2014
17 June 2014, 10:00 – 20:00, Thistle Cheltenham Hotel, Gloucester Road, Cheltenham

17/06/2014 – A new careers fair will give job hunters unrivalled access to the county’s top employers. The Gloucestershire Echo and Gloucester Citizen Careers Show 2014 will take place at The Thistle Cheltenham Hotel in June. The show, which is signing up a range of large and small employers across the county, is backed by the newspapers’ job section Jobs 24/7.

Cornwall Wheels to Work Open Day
16 May 2014, 11:00 – 14:00, Unit E3, Formal Business Park, Treswithian, Camborne, TR14 0PY

16/05/2014 – See how W2W can help you get to work if you have transport barriers. Mopeds are available for loan, servicing and repair of mopeds and motorbikes. For more information call Annette on 01209 718888 or email Cornwallw2w@aol.com.

Living and Working in Wiltshire Event 2014
3 July 2014, Tidworth Leisure Centre, Nadder Road, Tidworth, Wiltshire, SP9 7QN

03/07/2014 – The “Living and Working in Wiltshire and Swindon” event will bring local businesses and the military together in Tidworth on 3rd July 2014.

Celebrating 10 Years of Inclusion Cornwall
20 May 2014, 09:00 – 13:00, Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay, Cornwall

20/05/2014 – Mr Mark Fisher CBE – Social Justice Director, Department for Work and Pensions Also speakers covering successes of the past 10 years, an Inclusion Play and video’s from our partners and a forward look to the future. Concludes with lunch. RSVP to bwilson@cornwall.gov.uk

An event organised by Fair Play South West – the Women’s Equality Network
6 June, 2014, Innovation Centre, University of Exeter, 10:00 – 15:30

06/06/2014 – Fair Play South West is pleased to present the “Women’s Manifesto” which was launched at our 2013 AGM last June. It is based on what women and women’s organisations in the South West tell us are the key policy imperatives to ensure progress towards women’s equality – in the economy, in power, in safety and in health. There will be workshops and opportunities for input from delegates, both to support the content of the manifesto and for discussion on how to use it to achieve real change for women. Lunch provided.

Manufacturing Advisory Service Training Workshop – Value Stream Mapping
24 June 2014, Marsh Farm Hotel, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon SN4 8ER

24/06/2014 – This workshop is aimed at Business Leaders and Managers of a manufacturing company in England. Value Stream Mapping will allow delegates to identify all elements within a value stream and to identify the wastes that occur within a business.