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What is the Annual Conversation? 

Following fantastic engagement from a variety of partners, children and young people throughout G7 and with the forthcoming build up to the British Youth Council | Make Your Mark - UK Youth Parliament ( survey and Members of Youth Parliament elections (MYP) in spring 2022 , the Annual Conversation will be a facilitated dialogue between children, young people and council leaders. The children, young people and Leaders will work together to discuss their ideas, visions and solutions to inform three pledges, one for each of the three identified priorities. Leaders and Young People will share the accountability to ensure that these pledges are achieved. 


Since G7, we have been combining what we have heard from children and young people, using not only the communications received as part of G7 and Y7 but also those such as the Make Your Mark 2020 results.

What we think we've heard the priorities for young people are: ·

  • Climate, environment and carbon neutrality

  • Mental and physical health and wellbeing

  • Future opportunities in Cornwall – housing and careers for Young People

When is it taking place? 

  • Online- kick off event- Tuesday 2nd November 2021
  • Pre-event Workshop: Saturday 13th November 2021 at The Eden Project, St Austell
  • The Annual Conversation: Tuesday 30th November 2021 at New County Hall, Truro



How can I get involved?

This is the super important part. We need you to tell us whether we're right with what we think we're hearing are priorities for young people. There is a Quick Poll at the bottom of Annual Conversation | Let's Talk Cornwall Homepage where you can tell us quickly which of the areas is priority for you. There's also an Annual Conversation | What Matters To You? post-it note activity where you can tell us what matters to you that we may not have already got captured. If you are part of a youth group, or fancy facilitating a conversation with a group of friends perhaps in tutor/form time, there is also the Annual Conversation | Conversation Capture which gives you the tools to capture what a groups collective/key thoughts are and feed this into the Annual Conversation.  

We are looking for 24 young people to take part in the Annual Conversation itself. To find out more and to register your interest visit Annual Conversation | Register Your Interest 

The deadline for registering interest to take part in the events, or nominating someone to take part in the events, is Sunday 24 October.

The deadline for giving your views, completing the polls and conversation capture is Friday 12 November.

There is no cost to the children and young people to take part. Transport can be arranged and refreshments will be included at the events. We will work with children and young people to manage any access challenges including digital support to take part.