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Brighter Future For Burnley


News: Brighter Future For Burnley

Wednesday, 24th March 2004
(PR 1199)

Young people will be working together to create a brighter future for Burnley.

The conference "Burnley's Future from Conflict to Confidence" will involve hundreds of young people aged 14-25 discussing hardhitting issues.

Professor Kai Jacobsen, who is an internationally renowned expert in conflict resolution and peace promotion, will lead the two day conference at Turf Moor.

The young people will be taking part in workshops and discussing issues such as violence, relationships, racism, identity, education and drugs.

There will also be information on activities and services available for young people in Burnley.

Lancashire County Council's Youth and Community service, Burnley Borough Council and Burnley Action Partnership are all supporting the event which is due to take place on April 1 and 2.

Professor Jacobsen has advised and trained governments and UN agencies all over the world.

The leader of Lancashire County Council, CC Hazel Harding, said:

"The conference will provide an exciting opportunity for young people of all ages and backgrounds in Burnley to come together and work positively and proactively.

"Taking part in the workshops will help them to recognise the importance of their involvement in citizenship and help them develop their confidence."

For further information please contact: Jane Bullock on 01772 533521




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