To help us create A City That Works For Everyone – Men And Boys Included – we are committed to developing a nationwide network that gives us access to the very best knowledge, expertise and ideas in the country.
The Men And Boys in our city deserve the best that the country has to offer and by making our city a magnet for innovation in work to include Men And Boys we intend to make Brighton & Hove a National and International Centre Of Excellence for its pioneering work with Men and Boys.
The key objectives of our national work in the next three years are:
Year One (2011-2012): To build our national network and develop a networking strategy to empower men and men’s groups to engage with each other and key local and national decision makers. To host a National Conference For Men And Boys and help expand participation in International Men’s Day through our role as the UK’s national co-ordinator for the event. To be open to opportunities arising from the 2012 Olympics.
Year Two (2012-2013): Engage our national network in a year-long programmed of activity with nationwide challenges to help us identify innovation and capacity and begin to create national partnerships around key themes. To co-ordinate work around the 2012 Olympics in July and August 2012 and host a second National Conference For Men And Boys.
Year Three (2013-14): Explore the feasibility of rolling out our Citywide model to other UK town’s and cities and host a Global Conference For Men And Boys in Brighton & Hove.