City of Wolverhampton Council and partners have put a call out for people working in the creative and digital/hi-tech sectors to attend an informal networking event in the city centre on Wednesday (27 September).

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The Creative & Tech Meet Up is part of the Gen-Y City project and is being held at the Lighthouse Media Centre, The Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, between 5pm and 7pm.

City of Wolverhampton is one of 12 European cities participating in the Gen-Y City project, which aims to help regenerate cities by identifying what young people also known as Millennials or Generation Y want and need, so helping attract and retain skilled young people in these cities.

The cities work together to develop integrated solutions to common urban challenges, by networking, learning from one another's experiences, and identifying good practices to improve urban policies.

City of Wolverhampton Council and key partners - the University of Wolverhampton, businesses and the Third Sector - are looking at how best to develop and retain young talent in the city, in particular, in the creative and technical sectors.

The project aims to identify the city's strengths and what creative and digital organisations need to grow and take on more young people.

Councillor John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "Finding ways to retain and develop young talent in our city is important to the future of our economy.

"I would urge anyone in the creative and digital/hi-tech sectors who think they can benefit to get along to the Lighthouse Media Centre."

Gen-Y City is part of the URBACT programme - the European Territorial Cooperation programme which aims to foster sustainable integrated urban development in cities across Europe.

Other cities involved in the Gen-Y City project include Poznan (Poland), Bologna (Italy), Genoa (Italy), Sabadell (Spain), Granada (Spain), Coimbra (Portugal), Nantes (France), Kristiansand (Norway), Klaipeda (Lithuania), Daugavpils (Latvia), Torun (Poland).

Free pizza is on offer at Wednesday's event and you can book your place now at Type=links;Linkid=9689;Title=Creative Meet-up;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Monday 25¬†September, 2017