Generation E


Run by young people, for young people.

Generation E is made up of a group of 18-24 year olds.

Their aim? To create better opportunities for future generations of young people in Cornwall.

This is achieved by working together with local businesses and industry partners to co-produce new ideas and solutions and influence projects and organisations.

Becoming a Generation E member means:

  • Joining a group of likeminded people who encourage you to share your ideas and opinions
  • Developing skills that can be transferred into the workplace
  • Being surrounded by enthusiasm and motivation to achieve your goals

We also have an offer for businesses hoping to engage with young people.

Could your business survive the next generation without Generation E?

Our Offer

Generation E Connect
Generation E Connect are fortnightly meet-up’s with the young people of Cornwall.

A chance to meet others, discuss a wide range of topics, build new skills and confidence, plus  there’s free breakfast!

No need to stay for the whole session, simply drop by, meet other young people and get involved.

See our upcoming events section for Generation E Connect dates.

If you have any questions about Generation E Connect, please get in touch.

Businesses and Generation E
Does your business need to work with young people to shape a new project?

Has your business considered the wider benefits of working with young people, using co-production to identify new ideas and solutions?

By engaging with Generation E your business could benefit from:

  • Targeted research which can help shape a project
  • Insight into youth culture
  • Dynamic and creative ideas about your business
  • The know-how to attract young talent into your workplace

Interested in becoming a Generation E member?

If you're a Cornwall resident and aged between 18-24, you are eligible to be part of our Generation E team!

You'll have the opportunity to meet other like-minded young people and learn new skills whilst being supported and motivated by our senior members.

You'll also work on some fantastic projects and help businesses improve their approach to working with young people.

If you'd like to become a Generation E member, please contact

Business/Organisation interested in Generation E?

If you think your business could benefit from working with young people, in-depth insight into current youth culture and seeing things from a real young persons perspective, please contact to see how we can help you today.

Upcoming Events

The next Generation E Connect events are:

  • Friday 31st January 2020 at 10:30am to 12:30pm and every fortnight after that in Redruth 

The sessions are a safe space to be with likeminded people and discover more about Generation E and opportunities available to you.

If you have any questions about Generation E Connect, just drop us a message 🙂

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